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Research and history

The history we hold here is far more than the dates of monarchs and battles that you may have been taught about at school. It's a wealth of fascinating detail of the lives of the people and places in Northamptonshire and beyond. 

Every day at the Northamptonshire Record Office someone uncovers a detail that may not have been seen for hundreds of years.

Wellingborough Museum

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On this day in 1836 the Registration Act made the registration of births, deaths and marriages compulsory in Britain. Civil registration records supp...

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We're really pleased to be able to recruit 2 new Customer Advisors. If you know someone who'd love to be surrounded by amazing history while serving ...

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Today in 1870, The Elementary Education Act was passed. It gave compulsory, free education to every child in England and Wales between the age of five...

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On this day in 1834, the Poor Law Amendment Act was passed in Britain. The Act dropped the system whereby parishes cared for their poor by a rate of p...

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On this day in 1840, Parliament made it illegal to send boys up chimneys to clean them. This handbill reminds people that the law has come into force...

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