The Village Emporium https://www.villageemporium.co.uk Supporting local business in Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:03:20 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Easter Sunday, 21st April https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/easter-sunday-21st-april/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:00:20 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3385 In a nutshell Palm Sunday is the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday is the day of the Last Supper and Good Friday is the day of Jesus’ crucifixion and death. Easter Sunday comes as a huge celebration at the end of Lent with feasting and treats, commemorating the day that Jesus rose [...]

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Scrummy crumpets with Somerset goat’s cheese, beetroot and fresh rhubarb & ginger marmalade https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/scrummy-crumpets-with-somerset-goats-cheese-beetroot-and-fresh-rhubarb-ginger-marmalade/ Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:27:56 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3407 Ingredients 400g fresh red rhubarb, roughly chopped 2cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 5 tbsp white sugar 350g approx. fresh beetroot (about 2 medium / large beetroot), keep whole 4 crumpets 200g goat’s cheese cut into 6 slices 25g butter for crumpets mint leaves to garnish Method To make the [...]

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Best foot forward – Flore https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/best-foot-forward-flore/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 09:01:46 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3399 Northamptonshire offers a surprising variety of landscapes from the rolling hills in the north, to the scenic vistas and amazing woodlands in the south. If you add the Grand Union Canal with its many towpaths, quaint little villages that are secreted in history it is no wonder that they call this county the “Hidden Cotswolds”. [...]

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Win an evening canal trip for your group https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/win-an-evening-canal-trip-for-your-group/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:57:02 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3397 LNBP Community Boating at Braunston have teamed up with The Village Emporium to offer one lucky group (maximum 24 persons) the opportunity to win a free summer evening’s trip on our local canals. To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize for you and your group, simply send details of your name [...]

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Win one of three locally made Easter eggs. https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/win-one-of-three-locally-made-easter-eggs/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:54:54 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3394 Nenette Chocolates offers a delicious range of handmade chocolates including fresh truffles in an ever evolving range of flavours. Available to buy from Napton Village Stores. www.naptonvillagestores.co.uk How to enter Find the total number of chicks in this magazine (including this one) Deadline for entries April 12th 2019. By email to takepart@villageemporium.co.uk and pop your [...]

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900 years of History Delapre Abbey – Northampton https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/900-years-of-history-delapre-abbey-northampton/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:58:05 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3391 During the many years I lived in Northampton, I knew of Delapre Abbey but I was unable to visit these historic buildings until very recently in 2018. The 900 year old Delapre Abbey had come very close to being demolished on a number of occasions, most notably in 1954 when a plan to pull down [...]

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Explore and experience the beauty and life on our canals with LNBP Community Boating. https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/explore-and-experience-the-beauty-and-life-on-our-canals-with-lnbp-community-boating/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:55:39 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3388 For nearly 40 years LNBP Community Boating at Braunston has been welcoming community groups and organisations of all ages and interests to experience the beauty and heritage of our local canals. And they invite you to come and do the same. LNBP Community Boating is a registered not-for-profit charity run by volunteers who each year [...]

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What is Red Tractor Assurance and why does it matter? https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/what-is-red-tractor-assurance-and-why-does-it-matter/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:37:58 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3301 It’s a small logo which carries a huge amount of significance. The Red Tractor appears on food worth more than £14bn in retailers across the UK, providing confidence to shoppers that the product inside the packaging is safe, traceable and has been produced to certain standards. About two-thirds of shoppers say they recognise it, while [...]

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Artist in the frame… Will Hewitt https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/artist-in-the-frame-will-hewitt/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:31:54 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3296 How did your artwork start out? I started as a narrowboat painter at a boatyard in Braunston when I was 16. I was drawn to the bright colours laid out in different shapes and styles. Who inspired you? My role models would have to be the traditional style painters from the Braunston boatyards, in particular [...]

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Small but perfectly formed – Welcome to The Canal Museum. https://www.villageemporium.co.uk/small-but-perfectly-formed-welcome-to-the-canal-museum/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:20:24 +0000 http://www.villageemporium.co.uk/?p=3293 The Canal Museum, tucked away in the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal, 7 miles (11 km) south of Northampton, is one of Northamptonshire`s best kept secrets. Assembled in a restored historic corn mill at the end of a row of traditional canal cottages, close to a flight of locks, the [...]

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