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Festival of Archaeology Northampton

Discover the secrets of St. Peter’s and the Old Black Lion with real-life archaeologists!

CELEBRATE WITH US in NORTHAMPTON!

SUNDAY 21st JULY, 2-4pm
at ST PETERS and OLD BLACK LION MAREFAIR NN1 1SW

PUBLIC VIEWING of our very own DIG and discover the secrets of the past!

Drop by and see what our Community Dig has done to expose the old alleyway along the side of The Old Black Lion and the churchyard all this getting ready to open the pub again.
Talk to Archeologists at work. See how a Dig is done.

Stand here at the Old Black Lion and see where they once walked – even if it was simply stopping & slipping into the smoking room for a quick pint on the way home!

WALK the HAMTUNE SAXON HALLS SITE at 2 pm

Walk and Talk with ANDY CHAPMAN, a renowned local archaeologist. Meet up at the church.

SEE THE SPLENDOUR of 12th century ST PETERS CHURCH drop in to visit between 2-4 pm and join a GUIDED TOUR at 3 pm

Enter via Marefair gate – FREE PARKING on Sunday – Freeschool St and Chalk Lane Car Parks

All FREE! All WELCOME!

The Friends of St Peter’s is a society dedicated to the preservation and promotion of a mid 12th century church  of outstanding beauty and great historical significance. Since 1998, St Peter’s has been in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, who have restored the church so that its architecture, decorations and furnishings can now be fully appreciated.

St Peter’s is now used  for educational and social events and for occasional church services. As well as being a link with the past, St Peter’s is a unique community asset for today.

The Friends was formed in 1995, just before St Peter’s ceased to be an Anglican parish church, so that there should be a local organisation devoted to its care, to promote wider knowledge and research, and to encourage greater social use of the church. Since 1998, St Peter’s church has been included in the parish of All Saints with St Katharine & St Peter in Northampton.

Why not join us?

Committee 2022

Jean HawkinsChairman
Robert TilsonTreasurer
Bob PurserHon. Secretary
LOCAL CONTACTcall m. 07522 792 392
Karen MooreCCT Regional Officer or call m. 07876 324554
Father Oliver CossAll Saints Parish