People’s memories of Irthlingborough lakes are wanted

The Wildlife Trust is urging people to share their memories of Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows as it bids to discover more about the heritage and wildlife of the area.

Louise Tuffin, Nene Valley education and community manager at the Wildlife Trust, said: “The landscape along the Nene Valley has changed so much over the past few decades and lots of people who have grown up in the area have told us wonderful stories about how they remember the lakes and meadows.

“We want to capture and record these memories so that current and future generations can gain a better understanding of the environment they live in, the wildlife that lives here and how it has changed over time.“

Over the next few weeks the trust will be holding several community events to speak to people about their memories.

On Saturday, April 6, the trust is urging people to go St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Irthlingborough, from 10am to 2pm to share their stories and take part in activities. It has also asked if people could bring photos of the area, if they have any.

If you or your group has stories to share call the trust on 01604 405285, or email