Nostalgia

Nostalgia

The way things were: Kettering and Rushden

Take a trip into the past with more photos from years gone by

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Retro: Kettering General Hospital’s 1970s expansion

Kettering General Hospital expanded greatly in the 1970s when work began on a six-storey main ward block.

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Local historian remembers Aldwincle relative who died in First World War 100 years ago today

Local historian remembers Aldwincle relative who died in First World War 100 years ago today

Former Harborough Mail editor John Dilley has been researching the First World War.

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Retro: Northamptonshire from the skies

Retro: Northamptonshire from the skies

Continuing our look back at the county’s past, these fascinating aerial photos taken in the early 1970s show how our towns have changed.

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Eleanor Laverick marketing and volunteer officer at Kelmarsh Hall.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

£1.6 million upgrade to boost crowds at this historic tourist spot near Market Harborough

It’s been a half-hidden gem of north Northamptonshire for the best part of 300 years.

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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Iconic chalk ‘White Lion’ is restored at Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has finished restoration work on the Whipsnade White Lion, a famous chalk image that has overlooked the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire since 1933.

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Retro: A blast from Kettering’s past

Prompted by the recent wintry weather, reader Linda Hammond sent us these old photos taken in February 1979.

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Jordan has set up a fundraising page, though he's looking for anybody who wants to help in any way to come forward and get in touch.

Help Rushden schoolboy, 15, get cherished Daventry steam engine project back on track

A 15-year-old budding engineer wants to restore a forgotten steam locomotive once cherished by county residents.

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Northants Now and Then: Kettering

Find out how things have changed over the decades as we revisit the locations where old photographs were taken. This week we return to Kettering.

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Northants Now and Then: Wellingborough

Find out how things have changed over the decades as we revisit the locations where old photographs were taken. This week it’s Wellingborough.
London Road, Wellingborough, looked like a quiet village street in the 1950s but today the Swansgate centre looms large behind it.

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From the skies: How Corby, Finedon, Kettering, Irthlingborough, Oundle and Wellingborough have changed

These fascinating aerial photographs were taken in the early 1970s.

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Northants Now and Then: Kettering

Northants Now and Then: Kettering

Find out how things have changed over the decades as we revisit the locations where old photographs were taken. This week, we’re in Kettering.

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Northants Now and Then: Higham Ferrers

Northants Now and Then: Higham Ferrers

Find out how things have changed over the decades as we revisit the locations where old photographs were taken.

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Northants Now and Then: Kettering and Rushden

Find out how things have changed over the decades as we revisit the locations where old photographs were taken.

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RETRO: A packed Wicksteed Park

Our former chief photographer Glyn Dobbs has uncovered some great pictures of a packed Wicksteed Park from the past century.

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Panoramas from Kettering’s past

Panoramas from Kettering’s past

Our former chief photographer Glyn Dobbs has uncovered some panoramic pictures taken in the early 1960s.

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Step back in time and explore Kettering school’s history

Step back in time and explore Kettering school’s history

Former pupils of a Kettering school can take a trip down memory lane with the help of a book that chronicles its history.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Irchester man brings great-grandfather’s story to life

Irchester man brings great-grandfather’s story to life

The great-grandson of a soldier who died in the First World War has brought his story to life in a new book.

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Troops of the 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment resting in a front-line trench at Molain, October 17, 1918

Life in the Armed Forces and back in Northamptonshire during two world wars

Old photographs of Corby during the Second World War have come to light – thanks to a local clothing company!

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