Out & About

Becket’s Park Open Day 2018

The Society has a mobile show stand that it takes to as many events as it can every year. In spreading the story of Northamptonshire’s heritage and military history it isn’t sufficient for us to be passive and wait for people to come to us. You can normally find us at most heritage events around and about Northampton, and we also visit military history shows and similar events to get our message across. This year we will be featuring our brand new Battle of Edgcote model, featuring highly detailed painted minatures and realistic scale model terrain. We are expecting to attend the following events:

Campaign, Milton Keynes – 12th/13th May 2019

This wargaming and military history show takes place in Middleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre. This is an open access show with free access to the public. Drop by and say hello to break up your shopping trip. More details can be found here: http://mkws.org.uk/campaign/index.php?s=campaign

Partizan, Newark – 19th May 2019

This one day show in the centre of the famous model soldier “lead belt” that coalesced around Games Workshop will find us in their “History Zone” with the likes of the Battlefields Trust, the Pike & Shot Society, The Society of Ancients and the Lance and Longbow Society. More details can be found here: http://www.partizan.org.uk/

Delapre Abbey Living History – 6th/7th July 2019

Due to other commitments the Society WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND this event in 2019. we hope to be back in 2020.

Battle of Northampton Anniversary Walk – 10th July 2019

The start of the Anniversary walk, 2018

The Society will be holding its annual commemoration and battlefield explanation in the evening, starting at the Eleanor Cross. This event is free and open to all. Start time tba.

Battle of Edgcote Anniversary Walk – 24th July 2019

To commemorate the 550th anniversary of the battle a guided battlefield walk will take place in the evening, starting in Chipping Warden. This walk will be free to members of the Society and the Battlefields Trust. Full details tba.

The Other Partizan, Newark – 18th August 2019

Similar to the event in May. See link above for details.

Hereward Wargames Show, Peterborough – 1st September 2019

Our stand at Hereward 2018, manned by two willing volunteers.

Held at the Cresset Centre this is a good local show, with interesting games and a good selection of trade stands. We are pleased to be able to support this event. More details can be found at: http://www.hereward-wargames.co.uk/

Heritage Open Days September 2019

Our gazebo, set up to shelter us from the weather for Heritage open Day 2018.

Full details are yet to be announced, but the National Event will run from 13th – 22nd September. In previous years the Society has been based at the Eleanor Cross, which enables us to talk about both the fascinating history of the Cross and the 1460 battlefield.

Northamptonshire Day September/October 2019

Our little corner of Delapre Abbey for Northamptonshire Day 2018

Again, no details have been announced, but we fully expect this successful event to be repeated and we expect to attend.