Northamptonshires Hidden Heritage

Northamptonshires Hidden Heritage

Spies, ghosts, life and death – stories from Northamptonshire Museums

Post by Lindsey Ambrose

Discovering secrets about courageous daring spies, the eery ghostliness of watching life and death decisions being made in the very building we were in and in the rooms which looked remarkably similar to how they did today…

Discovering that political gestures and the art of spin and powerplay were alive and well at Prebendal Manor when conquering Normans literally swallowed up the home of King Knut, absorbing its wooden structure and replacing it with a larger stone one that’s been occupied ever since! (And as a Time Team fan being totally thrilled to recognise where trenches went in too!)…

Watching the young people getting into character, taking their top hats off politely to oncoming traffic… having fun with chainmail, a sword and shield… giving an inpromptu performance with medieval instruments (a variation on the traditional Three Blind Mice – including a medieval instrument which looked remarkably like a vuvuzela!)…

So much fun – proof that whether you’re into fun, fashion, photography… etc there’s lots to do and enjoy and that ‘going to a museum’ is often totally different to what you might expect to find

Feeling very proud of Youth Forum and all the heritage places with so many people providing wonderful experiences in the county I call home

 
 

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The Northamptonshire Museums and Historic Houses Forum has existed since 2002 and provides its many members of museums, heritage attractions and historic houses with a friendly network of support.

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