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  • Rushden Historical Transport Society – owns and runs Rushden Transport Museum, with over 650 members and organises one of the biggest Transport Rallies and County Shows in the area attracting over 25,000 people to Rushden during the annual 3-day event.
  • Northamptonshire Family History Society – genealogy and family history with a special emphasis on the county of Northamptonshire.
  • British Association for Local History – the national charity which promotes local history and serves local historians.
  • Rushden & District History Society – RDHS – was formed early in 1991 and aims to encourage and facilitate the study and preservation of Northamptonshire history.
  • Rushden – Hearts and Soles -Online data base full of historical information from Rushden and the surrounding villages.
  • Northamptonshire Archaeological Society – promotes the study and appreciation of the Archaeology and History of the county.
  • BHO | British History Online – an extract from A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 2 (originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1906) describing Chichele College.
  • Northamptonshire Heritage Forum - promotes and supports Museums,Historic Houses and Heritage/History Groups across Northamptonshire.
  • HIFARS - Higham Ferrers Archaeology and Research Society promotes interest in archaeology and local history in the East Northamptonshire area.
  • The Friends of St. Marys – a Registered Charity whose members are dedicated to the preservation of the magnificent Grade 1 listed buildings that have dominated the life of Higham Ferrers for 800 years.
  • Chichele College Garden – this newly created medieval style garden was a community project initiated by the Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership funded by a National Lottery Community Spaces grant and the generosity of the local community.The garden is a place for contemplation, recreation and education for the local community, as well visitors to the College.
  • Enjoy Northamptonshire's Heritage – holds over 800 years of the county’s rich archival heritage, which can be accessed free of charge on site. The archives cover all aspects of life in Northamptonshire, and the people who lived here.
  • Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership – works in partnership with local businesses, the Town Council and community groups, to stimulate interest, growth and community cohesion, and thus to support, facilitate and co-ordinate activity within the town.