A guided tour of ‘The Monastery’ at
Shutlanger has been arranged to start at 2pm. This gives members an opportunity
to enjoy lunch at the recently re-furbished Plough Inn, which is almost
opposite (booking recommended). In fact The Monastery was not a monastery but a
14th century hall house which was the home of the Parles family.Although there have been 17th
century and later alterations and additions ‘the general air of the house is
still very medieval’ (The Buildings of England, Northamptonshire). Members will
also be able to see the owner’s stained glass workshop.
VISIT TO HANSLOPE – SATURDAY 18th JULY 2015
The familiar sight of HanslopeChurch spire surmounts the tower which is
only open for one weekend each year giving stunning views of the surrounding
countryside. A guided tour around the village has been arranged with a member
of the Hanslope Historical Society. We hope that teas will be available in the
Church, where there will be an opportunity to go up the tower.
BOOKING: Visits may be restricted initially to members and
spouses/guests.A charge per visit of £2
(member), £3 (non-member), 50p (non-member’s child up to 16) will be made at
the time of booking.There is no charge
for members’ children up to 16. Booking forms are available from any Committee
Member and should be returned with your payment to any Committee Member or at
the AGM on May 27th at the latest.
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"Projects" are an important part of our activities and we welcome help with these.
Please see our current list of ongoing and future projects for more information.
were very pleased to see so
many people enjoying the Roade
in 1911 exhibition. Many
thanks for all the positive
comments written in the
If anyone would like to
comment further, please
people with the screen
heritage of the Midlands.
away in boxes in attics and sheds,
cupboards and garages are the filmed
records of families and communities
which are a uniquely important
window into our local and community
The Media Archives for Central
England (MACE), the regional moving
image archive for the East and West
Midlands, is seeking 60 partner
organisations to look for this
valuable material in their own
communities as part of a project to
find and uncover the hidden filmed
heritage of the midlands.
The project will provide new copies
of film for depositors and for
community use in local schools,
community archives and local
It will ensure the long term
preservation of the materials found
so that it can go on being used by
future generations. Roade Local
History Society has received several
films that qualify for free copying
for the owners. We will be holding a
film show in the New Year, but
meantime would welcome talking to
anyone who has potentially suitable
films that they may no longer be
able to view and would like
converted to DVD. This covers
films of such things as public
events, shows, gatherings, scenes,
etc in Northamptonshire, but does
not include films of holidays or
THIS PROJECT FINISHED IN MARCH
2013, FILMS ARE STILL BEING
has film that should be
preserved or you would like
copying to DVD, please contact
our Secretary (see the Contacts
launch, in September 2009, of our publication
‘Roade Through the Camera’ was very successful
and currently over 900 books have been sold.
Copies can be purchased in the village at T
& H Newsagents in the High Street or by
post – please see our Publications
page for further details.
We are building a comprehensive
archive of photographs and documents about
Roade for research and publication. To date we
have produced 'Roade Roll of Honour’, ‘Roade Through The Camera’ and 'Roade Village Scrapbook 1953'.
We also have a library of
back issues of various local history magazines
and publications available on loan to members.
have been organising events related to local
history since May 2005. These normally cover
Roade and its environs and sometimes the
wider county. A feature of events has been
'Sons and Daughters of the Village":
presentations by residents, past and
present, who have created history in
their lifetime or have interesting
reminiscences about their life in Roade.
Events take place
every month (except August) and start at
7.30pm in St Mary"s Church Hall, unless
otherwise stated. Non-members are very
welcome. Entry is £3.00 per person for
non-members or £2.00 for members and
refreshments are available.
For details of our next event, please see What's On or Roade News or the Notice Boards around