Hook up wellingborough

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How do I get to Wellingborough?

The A45 links Wellingborough with Northampton, Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Raunds, Thrapston, Oundle and Peterborough . The town is served by a bus network provided by Stagecoach in Northants, Centrebus with local Wellingborough buses the W1, W2 and W8 links the town centre (Church Street) with local suburbs and villages.

Could Wellingborough be the next town in Northamptonshire to grow into?

As part of its Milton Keynes South Midlands (MKSM) study, the government has identified Wellingborough as one of several towns in Northamptonshire into which growth will be directed over the next thirty years.

How did Wellingborough become an ironworks town?

James Rixon and Wiliam Ashwell opened a major ironworks on the north side of the town in 1870, supplied by the extensive ironstone quarries around Finedon to the east of the town. Three narrow gauge tramways served the iron ore industry, the Wellingborough Tramway, Neilsons Tramway and the Finedonhill Tramway.

What was Wellingborough famous for in the 1860s?

Iron ore quarrying was a major industry in and around Wellingborough from the 1860s until the 1960s. James Rixon and Wiliam Ashwell opened a major ironworks on the north side of the town in 1870, supplied by the extensive ironstone quarries around Finedon to the east of the town.

What is the history of Wellingborough Town Centre?

The town centre can trace its origins back to the 6th Century Saxon period when Saxon Chief Waendel made settlement here. The town grew as a significant location throughout Englands early history and being granted the Market Charter in 1201 by King John of England elevated Wellingborough as a nationally important town for trade.

What is Wellingborough School known for?

Wellingborough School, founded in 1595, was endowed with revenues from a suppressed medieval guild. Wellingborough’s industries include the manufacture of leather goods, flour milling, brewing, and a variety of other light industries.

What are the major industries in Wellingborough?

Wellingborough’s industries include the manufacture of leather goods, flour milling, brewing, and a variety of other light industries. The borough includes a rural area stretching south from the town. Area borough, 63 square miles (163 square km).

Could Wellingborough be the next town in Northamptonshire to grow into?

As part of its Milton Keynes South Midlands (MKSM) study, the government has identified Wellingborough as one of several towns in Northamptonshire into which growth will be directed over the next thirty years.

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