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Irchester Parish Historical Society


Lying on the banks of the River Nene with its lush cattle grazing meadows is Chester-on-the-Water, a deserted medieval hamlet, adjacent to an abandoned Roman township. The A45 east-west expressway separates this historic landscape from Irchester, a dramatically developed conurbation, now the largest populated village in the county.

The hamlet of Little Irchester, developed around a railway in the 19th century, the old estate village of Knuston with its Hall, and Ditchford with its medieval bridge and once famous Treacle Mines are all represented.

74 images dating from the 1840's to the 1960's depict the changing face of this parish. Buildings, homes, characters, transport, crafts and industry are illustrated within this 44 page, A5 booklet.

Each picture is accompanied by a graphic description written by the author, Jon-Paul Carr, Chairman of Irchester Parish Historical Society, who has spent  many years, since the age of 11 researching the history of the area.

Pictures Past 1

To reserve your copy of Pictures Past 1  price £5.00 per copy + UK post & packing £1.

USA, OZ, NZ, p&p airmail £2.50

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Mr J-P Carr

23 High Street



NN29 7AA

For further details contact :

Mr. J-P Carr

 01933 382476

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