NN November 18
From the Editor
Remember, remember the 5th of November - it's Bonfire Night this month and if you're planning a fireworks party at home please be careful and follow all instructions carefully. Also make sure you check the base of your bonfire for hedgehogs, or other animals who may have made it their home, just in case. So many accidents can happen with fireworks so my advice is to attend a professional display - the main one in Northampton is on the Racecourse again and promises to be bigger and better than last year.
November is the month when Christmas lights wake from their annual slumber, and across the county events are planned to well and truly start the Christmas countdown.
It's Northamptonshire's oldest town and during Roman times it was named Lactodorum. With origins dating back to the middle Stone Age, Laura Malpas visits Towcester this month. Read more about the history of the town inside - it's fascinating.
If you're looking for an extra special gift that really isn't available on the high street, Castle Ashby hold their annual Christmas craft fair this month and you can save 50p on the entrance with MK Pulse (every little helps!). See their advert inside for details.
This year marks 100 years since the end of World War 1 and the Royal British Legion have launched a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the generation who shaped our society. Every One Remembered is sobering. I logged on to the website and spent five minutes or so 'remembering' someone who lost their life for me and I am pleased I did. Website details are inside; log on - I think you will be pleased you did too.
Fast forward to World War 2 and Bletchley Park want to hear from anyone who lived alongside the top secret codebreaking station during the war. They want to catalogue people's life outside the code station and have launched a local campaign to find family members and friends of those who worked at Bletchley Park. This could be anyone - even if they are no longer here but have left photographs and possibly even letters or other memorabilia. Anything will help piece together this important time and help the Park understand more about what was going on outside the walls of Bletchley - read more inside.
Enjoy the magazine this month and I'll see you all in December.