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Althorp House – Pomp, circumstance and battle proms

An Indian girl stands in front of the stage dancing to Irish folk music and waving her Union Jack flag as if her life depends on it.

Northampton – A very commerical Christmas to you!

Last Thursday, the Coca-Cola Christmas lorry came to Abington Street in Northampton. The truck is the star of the drinks manufacturers’ famous ‘Holidays are Coming’ adverts.

Blog – Where in the World? The answer

This week’s Where in the World? photograph was taken at Northamptonshire Athorp House. Or to be more exact at the Round Oval, the final resting place of Princess Diana.

Sulgrave Manor – Raising the American flag in Northamptonshire

Once described as a ‘Malignant Royalist’ and ‘oft drunk’, John Washington didn’t have much of a future in Britain after the Parliamentarians were victorious in the English Civil War.

Northants – Althorp House: A picture gallery

The ancestral home of the Spencer family is set in acres of greenery, with Althorp House itself an imposing sight.

Northants – Althorp House: Princess Diana’s ancestral home

Althorp House is probably best known as the final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The ‘People’s Princess’ was interred at The Round Oval on the estate of her ancestral family, the Spencers. But the history of the house, and the artefacts within it, go back far beyond DianaRead More …

Northants – Castle Ashby’s green and pleasant gardens

A walled garden tea room. A butterfly garden. The home of a 7th Marquess. You couldn’t get much more typically English than Castle Ashby Gardens.

Northants – Brighter skies at AeroExpoUK

The sky was suddenly a different hue, the clouds closer and more in focus, everything brighter and clearer. Still, I shouldn’t have been shocked that a visit to Sywell Aerodrome helped me see more of the sky than ever before.

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