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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.

Today in 1899, the Second Boer War began. Arthur Arnold of Deenthorpe went to fight. (ref NY/1/28)

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Chester Farm

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Our Collections Officer will be on annual leave from Thursday of this week - if you are planning to donate documents to the archives, it would be real...

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Yet another interesting find this Saturday morning by a customer. While looking through the Northampton Independent newspaper for Saturday 17 October ...

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One of our customers this morning found a very interesting document that recorded an inspection of Oundle Bridewell (a prison or reform school for pet...

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