The story of our project

How did it all start?

When Creative Director Andy Routledge returned to his hometown he was eager to cultivate a platform for Northamptonians of different generations to come together to question and strengthen their collective and individual relationships to our town.

Sharing tales about our town

Through interviews with local residents, Andy learnt that 2018 marks 50 years since the Northampton Development Corporation arrived and oversaw major changes to the town’s architectural and social landscape. This anniversary provided a wonderful opportunity to listen to the rich array of voices that make up our town and to share our experiences.

What are we trying to achieve?

We want to provide Northamptonians a platform to explore their relationship to our town and to share these with our communities. As Northamptonshire undergoes another round of severe financial cuts, we want to to celebrate the spirit and resolve of our town and to bring a wide spectrum of people together through art, community and heritage events as austerity threatens to pull us apart.

How can I take part?

You can upload your story of Northamptonshire on our Share Your Story page. If you would prefer to meet with our team in person you can email hello@60milesbyroadorrail.co.uk and we’ll arrange a time to speak. The tea and coffee is on us!

You can find out about additional ways to be involved through our News & Events page where we list upcoming community events, and through our Anthology page where we outline how you can sign up for our Creative Writing sessions.

Share your story
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