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Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul – Services – May 2019

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The Story of Heyford: Lost Street Names

Census Returns There has been a census return once every ten years from 1841 onwards. The only exception was in 1941 because of war time. The details of these census’ are made available to the public when they are 100 … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Three Wise Men

Pictured here around 1950 are Wakefield Whitton, William Denny , and Bernard Kingston. Mr Whitton owned Brook Farm before it was demolished and replaced by the modern houses in Watery Lane and Brookside. Wakefield Way was named after him. William Denny … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: The Canal Burst of 1939

In October 1939, prolonged and heavy rainfall brought the canal level up dangerously high. A break of sixteen feet wide occurred on the Weedon bank, releasing 300 million gallons of water into an already swollen River Nene. The entire Nene valley became … Continue reading

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