Well it has been a busy time ... some sunny times with the pop-up museum at Kettering By the Sea .. a new collaboration with KDAS bringing art to Sundays in the Market Place, three Cemetery walks - and an excursion to Nassington and Fotheringhay.
Here are some pictures from our Summer ...
(Kettering Market Place bathed in Sunshine: a Summer with the Friends of the Gallery and Museum)
(... and a little plug for them)
(Lego was the favourite activity for the youngsters)
(Kettering Cemetery ... people assemble for the first of this year's Graveyard Tours)
(Art sales at Kino Lounge: look out for these monthly events every 2nd Sunday)
The Friends Annual Summer Excursion was to the Prebendal Manor in Nassington and to Fotheringhay
(The Friends Summer Excursion: tea and a guided tour of the Prebendal Manor)
(The New Inn in Fotheringhay ... dating from the 15th Century for visitors to the castle)
(The Friends Summer Excursion: the view from the motte of Fotheringhay Castle)
(artist's impression: Fotheringhay Castle on the river Nene in its heyday)
Fotheringhay Castle: the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587)
(back in Kettering for the 'War Graves' Cemetery tour ... ) ...
('Not' Saving Private Chapman ... the headstone to the 4 Chapman sons killed in the Great War)
(War Memorial ... the plaque outside the Art Gallery to Kettering's Cockleshell hero)
(London Road Cemetery: James Dray who died in Kettering Workhouse - but turned out to have been a veteran of the charge of the Light Brigade in 1854)
(Kettering's Blitz Cafe: a fitting place to end our tour of the town's war graves and memorials)
A busy summer ... it is now back to our Autumn schedule centred on monthly talks ...
19th September ... 7:30pm Tim Upton-Smith on local archaeology (Art Gallery)
22nd September ... 'Local Treasures' opens at the Museum
14th October ... Art at the Kino Lounge
17th October ... 7:30pm Anastasia Geyer on Samaitans founder, Chad Varah (Art Gallery)
(A Busy Summer: thistles grow at Fotheringhay Castle on the site where Mary Queen of Scots lost her head)