Tags: History & Heritage
Brackley Town Hall's Winning Windows!
Last night, in the beautiful surroundings of Holdenby House, the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards took place. There were 10 awards to be presented covering all aspects of life in the county's museums, heritage sites and history societies. John Griff from BBC Radio Northampton compered the evening and the Heritage Forum's Patron Earl Spencer, also in attendance,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:01 by Stephanie Campbell
Two years after the doors of Brackley Town Hall were closed to the public, the project to restore the building has been completed. The building will be officially re-opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Accompanied by both the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, and in front of an audience of Councillors Past Mayors and representatives... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:49 by Linda Carter
As part of the 2018 restoration, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Brackley Town Council and South Northants Council, the clock underwent a thorough restoration. The mechanisms and clock faces were removed by crane and went to Smith of Derby to be cleaned and restored. The weather vane was also refurbished by Smith of Derby. Did you know the Crown on the top of the weather vane was added in 1901,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:00 by Stephanie Campbell
Annual Meeting of Brackley Town Council and Mayor Making
At the meeting held on Saturday 12 May Cllr Mark Morrell was invested as Brackley Town Mayor for the ensuing year. The Mayors Consort is his wife Mrs Lorraine Morrell.
Cllr Morrell has served as a Town Councillor in Brackley for 5 years, and has lived in the town for some 20 years having settled here with his family.
During the meeting held on Saturday,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018 14:19 by Stephanie Campbell
As part of the centenary commemorations, the Town Council is looking to create a field of poppies on the High Street, ready for the Remembrance Day Service on the 11th November 2018. To do that we need LOTS OF POPPIES! So, if you can knit, sew, crochet or otherwise craft some poppies, we need your help. The link below has patterns for poppies to help you, and we will be collecting any finished ones... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:21 by Linda Carter
The Town Council has been working closely with Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust to develop a management plan for the Pocket Park (old railway line) aimed at increasing the biodiversity of the area by landscape improvements. The work is being funded by developer contributions associated with the loss of hedgerow on the Radstone Fields development.
The first part of the work will be to remove some trees,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:03 by Linda Carter
Brackley Remembrance Parade & Service will take place on Sunday 13th November. The Parade will commence at 2.40pm followed by a Service of Remembrance at 3.00pm at the town war memorial.
Organisations taking part in the Parade are requested to meet at Magdalen College School, St. John's site, High Street, Brackley by 2.20pm.
Please note there will be a road closure in operation within the town from... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:35 by Stephanie Campbell
Many of Brackley's homes fall within the towns's conservation areas and lots have listed status too. If you live in a home with heritage, or work in a building with history, this workshop is for you! Iain Soden, an expert in heritage,conservation and archaeology is delivering a FREE session to anyone who wants to know more about old houses, conservationa reas and listed buildings. The workshop will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:58 by Linda Carter
The Town Hall is playing host to an evening of Georgian entertainment on September 23rd! Come along, dress up as a Georgian, listen to our Baroque Quintet and learn to dance like a Georgian too! With professionals from the industry including choreographer Stuart Marsden who has worked on several BBC programmes including Poldark, and traditional musician group Boxwod and Brass, this will be an evening... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:20 by Stephanie Campbell
Come to the Town Hall as we prepare to close for a complete restoration!
This is the fourth year that the Town |Hall has been part of the National Heritage Open Day Festival and this year the building will be completely emptied of equipment, pictures, paintings and furniture so visitors will get to see the building completely stripped back before scaffolding is erected and builders move in to make the... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:45 by Stephanie Campbell