On the afternoon of 15th August last, forty-one members of the Local History group met together at the Congregational Church for a fantastic talk from Neil Lyon who is the Assistant Director of the Lamport Hall Trust. Mr Lyon gave his very informative and interesting visual talk for over an hour with no notes. It was obvious from the start that the Hall is his passion and we were all mesmerised by his extensive knowledge of its history whilst also touching on the history of the other various stately homes in Northamptonshire. This talk was given in preparation for our visit to Lamport Hall in September which we are all now eagerly awaiting. For further information regarding this group which meets on the third Tuesday afternoon each month, do please contact me. Jan Tilley.