Get Involved

We’d love anyone with a story of having lived, worked or moved to Corby or Northampton during their New Town transitions up to present day to take part in the project. See below for all the ways you can get involved at the moment. Please contact Katie Welford, Digital and Community Engagement Producer with any questions: 
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Oral Histories
 Be be interviewed by one of our 5 recruited Interviewers, all of whom have received bespoke training from the Oral History Society and British Library.
Online Written Stories 
Want to share your experiences straight away? You can write your story and we’ll display it online beside other shared stories. Prose, poetry, short or long? It’s entirely up to you!
Heritage Open Days
Join us in the Grovesnor Centre from 10 – 19 September for our free interactive pop-up, with activities suitable for all ages!  See link below.
Old Town New Town
Join Sabine Coady Schäbitz and Bob Colenutt from the New Town Heritage Research Network to find out more about Northampton and Corby’s New Town stories.
Heritage Open Days

I  was 18-months old when my Mum took me and my brother to the grand opening of a brand-new shopping centre on the outskirts of Northampton in 1974, Weston Favell Shopping. My Mum recalls, “The opening of the shopping centre was in the local newspaper and advertised that the Wombles character mascot would be there”. 

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This is a picture of Jeanette Muddiman being held as a child by her Mother as she meets the Wombles mascot. They are at Weston Favell Shopping Centre. She is wearing a white top and has red shoes. Her Mum is wearing a navy blue leather mac. They are standing next to the Womble and Jeanette is touching its head with her left hand.

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