Kettering’s civic society aims to extend heritage trail

Kettering, Milldale Rd, Blue Plaque JL (Jim) Carr. 'Monday, 28 July 2008
Kettering, Milldale Rd, Blue Plaque JL (Jim) Carr. 'Monday, 28 July 2008

Kettering’s civic society is hoping to put more blue heritage plaques around the town – but it needs sponsorship to do so.

The society places the plaques to commemorate people who have contributed to Kettering’s history and landmark events.

Current names on plaques include Charles Wicksteed, Sir Alfred Edward East, Frank Bellamy, Anthony Ireson, William Knibb, J L Carr, Thomas Gotch and John Gotch.

This year the society will be putting three more plaques around the town, to mark The Great Meeting (sponsored by former councillor Larry Henson), H E Bates and the 160th anniversary of the opening of Kettering Railway Station.

It hopes to put up even more - but funds are required to do so.

Plaques can be sponsored or those wishing to contribute can join the society’s 100 club, or join the society for a £15 annual subscription.

There will also be an opportunity to raise funds when Jaqueline Putchler gives a talk on H E Bates on Wednesday, March 8, at Wicksteed Park’s Celebration Suite. Tickets are available from Waterstones in Kettering.

To donate, buy tickets or find out more, email, visit or phone 01536 723682.