PLEASE NOTE - THIS WEBSITE HAS NO LINKS WITH THE BLISWORTH PARISH COUNCIL
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An Account of the Housing Expansion 1938 onwards
The Northampton Rapid Transit Project, 1994 - 1999
Blisworth Tunnel Bicentenary Celebration June 2005
Blisworth Walks and Legging Re-enactment Sept 2005
The new Blisworth Marina 2006/7
Archaeological Dig near the Saltway Aug 2007
Down to just one Shop, High Street Feb 2008
Latest on new Affordable (Social) Housing 2009/10
Formation of new Village Canal Partnership March 2009
Village Community Plan, Sept 2009 - Oct 2010
Canal-Side Improvements 2010 - 2013
A New Scout Hall is established Nov 2011
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations June 5th, 2012
Queen's Jubilee Scrapbook of Blisworth Dec 2012/2014
New Gates and a Mural at the Tunnel Mouth Oct 2013
Item on Woodland Conservation Dec 2013 -
Blisworth By-pass - from the beginning 1810 to 1991
Repairs to Blisworth Tunnel 1982 - 1984
Proposed New Housing Estate July 1988
Wheely Bin Advent August 1999
Restoration of the Church Bells August 2004
The Tapestry Project 2006 to February 2010
The Cherry Dairies Milk Bottle Nov 2007
Village Fund Raising
held annually in the summer -
New Sports and Play Equipment June - Sept 2009
25th Anniv'y of the 1980s Tunnel Repairs Aug 22, 2009
Blisworth and the Planners 2009 - 2011
"Localism" may alter Blisworth Planning, 2011 - 2012
Website "Mission" - below
Rationale: The first thing to make clear is that this website has no connection with Blisworth Parish Council. The basic objective of the website is to maintain an on-line archive which combines the historical material from George Freeston's collection with more recent writings on the history of the village and with an on-going record of recent major developments in the village which in turn becomes history too.
How the aims shifted over time: The original intention behind this website was to provide villagers with a knowledge of the historical pictures that we have, and at long last an opportunity to obtain copies, copyright permitting. That was in 2005. It rapidly became evident that a number of people, who were related to earlier residents of the village, wanted to have their "stories" added. The material on the site then expanded considerably but by early 2010 the flow of new material had steadied to only a trickle. By then the collection had amounted to what some might refer to as a substantial reference archive. Now, with the emergence of a 'sudden rash' of diverse Blisworth based websites (please see the "dot org" home page on www.blisworth.org.uk), it seemed reasonable to emphasise the "on-line" archive attribute so that the pages here may concentrate on village history, including major recent events. Some such events may be logged here in a narrative that has no connection what so ever with the Blisworth Parish Council. This is an independent site and sometimes might carry opinions or interpretations of events that the council would not necessarily approve of.
To our readers we say: Naturally, we are always open to suggestions for improving the presentation on this site and enhancing the quality of the material. Some may have valuable ideas and we are keen to hear them. By the way, we are never shy of linking to other sites in order to satisfy an assumed keenness of any browsing user to chase up anything related. Our links are without prejudice - competition on the internet is to be abhorred.
The old-fashioned look to the site is going to be maintained so it will stand out from the 'sameness' of nearly all the others. The simple, text-based, hyperlinks are the easiest to learn about for any future incoming webmaster or his "dog". No "Flash" is used because we do not want to loose any vital material in someone's browser, which works just fine but happens to not quite comply for Flash playing through no fault of the end-user. Flash is a current craze, especially for boy-webmasters.
Readers: thank you all for your time and your kindness in contributing views and historical detail.
NB: The six small pictures
on the home page are regarded as village icons,