Save date for Kettering history and heritage day with TV’s Michael Wood
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The history and heritage day will see guest speakers give talks on topics including ‘notable’ families from Kettering and their impact on the town.
Mr Wood will give the keynote speech focusing on his pioneering TV series The Story of England, that told the national story through one Harborough village.
David Brown, chairman of the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum said: “Our first History Day pre-Covid was such a huge success we’re doing it again.
"It’s going to be an amazing event and a huge bonus for the people of Kettering to reconnect to their history, roots and heritage and it will certainly be a day to remember."
The day, funded by Historic England and sponsored by the National Trust, will see participants choosing between town, cemetery or church tours with knowledgeable guides from the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum.
Dr Brown added: “Guests will hear about the fascinating heritage and architecture of Kettering with anecdotes and a few scandals of previous residents and businesses. Or choose an introduction to the notable graves and unusual trees of our beautiful Victorian Garden Cemetery, or maybe a walk around St Peter and Paul’s, the town’s iconic 15th Century Parish Church, one of the most beautiful in the county.”
For those not inclined to walk, there’ll be an art exhibition of local artists’ views of Kettering’s Victorian factories’ and entertainment with a lighter approach to local history by the musical troupe Frumenty.
The event on Saturday, September 9 is free but please reserve your place by contacting Barbara Lewis on 07748 591065.
For those who can’t wait, a guided walk of London Road Cemetery will take place on Sunday, July 23 starting at 11am. Tour tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased from ARTworks in the Newland Centre on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 between 10am and 4pm.