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800 years of Northamptonshire's family and local history

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1934

Information on the steelworks in Corby

'The small village of Corby became world famous for manufacturing steel in the 1930s and during the Second World War.'

1918

Documents from the 1st Word War

'Edward 'Mick' Mannock from Wellingborough is regarded as one of the greatest pilots of the war. He is credited with 73 victories - the highest total achieved by any British airman in World War 1.'

1916

Information about scientists from Northampton

'Francis Crick was born in Northampton. Together with James Watson he worked out the structure of DNA, a large molecule that holds our genes.'

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Today we have another Great Seal to show you. This one is the seal of Henry IV, and is on document SS395. The document itself is also interesting - ...

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Dippy the Dinosaur is on tour, so we wondered what fossil-related items might be hiding in the catalogue. We found this letter from Lady Lilford in 18...

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Today marks 100 years to the day of Royal Assent of the Act which gave some women the right to vote. One of the most famous Suffragettes was Emily Wi...

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Another Great Seal from the collection. This one is of George 1st, and the document is from 1720. The seal itself is going to be carefully repackage...

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22/12/2016 09:10
test highways news release
31/08/2016 22:00
Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
31/08/2016 22:00
This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.

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