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Welcome to the Far Cotton History Group website.

Our group collects information that relates to the history of Far Cotton since 1800. We plan to use this website to share what we have found and we are enormously grateful to everyone who has generously shared their memories, photographs and memorabilia. They make our project possible and help to show just how much times have changed and what an interesting area Far Cotton is!

We hope you enjoy this trip through time.

Explore the history of Far Cotton

Today's Far Cotton is a district of Northampton in the parish of St Mary's, but not that long ago it was two separate villages outside the borough boundary.

Coming up...

Our programme of talks for autumn and winter 2019.

10 September

"Royal Yacht Britannia"

Speaker - Tony Noble.

17 September

"Grave Robbers"

Speaker - Steve Bacon

24 September

"Northampton Curiosities" part 2

Speaker - Helen Crabtree

1 October

"It could only happen at a wedding"

Speaker - Margaret Burgon

8 October

"Early Policing 1836-1849"

Speaker - Alex Wood

15 October
To be announced

22 October

"Britain's Funny Weapon"

Speaker - Steve Dimmer

5 November

Magna Carta film

12 November


Speaker - Terry Whenham

19 November

"Wicksteed Park: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"

Speaker - Tracy Clarke

26 November

Annual General Meeting

3 December

"A history of Christmas food"

10 December


17 December

Christmas Lunch at the Marriott Hotel

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