Someone posted a question on FB recently asking for examples of local history that would be of interest to a group of Scouts that they intended to show round the centre of Northampton.
The number of replies was both surprising and for me informative, as I learned something about my own towns history which I was up to that point unaware of, every day is a school day as they say.
Right in the centre of the town is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and one of the posts on FB made reference to this particular building, specifically that there is damage from musket balls near one of the entrances that occurred when Royalist soldiers were pursued by Parliamentarian troops who fired at their fleeing opposition who were seeking sanctuary in the church.
Intrigued I visited the church today to take a look for myself, the church is a beautiful building but sadly the surrounding grounds are very neglected, which disappointed me although sadly I was not that surprised.
Anyway the church has a fascinating history and here are some pictures I took, including some which may be the damage done by those musket balls so long ago.
I wonder what was was the fate of those Cavaliers ? something for me to research further, I hope you like the pictures.