Go onto a public forum on social media and ask for people’s opinion of their town and there will always be naysayers and Northampton is no different….however…. there are individuals and organisations both within the town and from outside of Northampton who are working very hard to preserve the heritage of the town. Northampton has an incredibly rich history going back long before the Battle of Northampton in 1460 during the War of the Roses and part of that history is the 12th century St Peter’s Church on Marefair on the edge of the town centre. A more recent building, though still dating back to the 16th century, is the Old Black Lion which stands next to St Peter’s. The Old Black Lion has been empty since 2018 but there is an exciting new project being co-ordinated by the Churches Conservation Trust to bring the Old Black Lion back into use as a pub but to also use the site as the new headquarters of the Churches Conservation Trust. The Project is looking for a volunteer photographer capture images of the renovation and the work being undertaken…needless to say, I am very interested to observe and document this work and – to this end – images have been added to this blog post to give examples of my photography for the consideration of the Project Team.
St Peter’s and the Old Black Lion Project, Northampton