Wednesday 28th February 2018 (1 pm until 3 pm)
The Guildhall, Northampton

Please pop along for a cup of FREE tea or coffee


The aim of the BAME Healthcare Awareness Day is to raise awareness of conditions and illnesses that BAME Communities are particularly prone to and to provide advice/support or referrals. We have healthcare professionals attending that can share information about Strokes, Sickle Cell, Dementia, Fostering and more. The event will also be broadcasted by Inspiration FM.




We have worked together with Northampton Museum, Northampton Borough Council, All Saints Church and other community groups to organise memorial events to mark 100 ye

ars since the passing of Walter Tull who was shot dead in the Battle of Sommes on the 25th March 1918.


                                                            UNVEILING OF BLUE PLAQUE IN RUSHDENWalter Tull in uniform026

Some of you may know that Walter Tull has a Blue Plaque at his former residence in London. This was unveiled at 77 Northumberland Park in October 2014. These special heritage plaques commemorate some of Britains most honourable people. Disappointingly, our BAME ancestors are still significantly underrepresented when these Blue Plaques are awarded by English Heritage. Therefore, this plaque was quite a significant mark of respect for Walter’s achievements and bravery.
However, its only fitting that he also gets a plaque in Northamptonshire, where some of his family continue to reside to this day. The wait is over! A ‘Blue Plaque’ will be unveiled at Walters old residence on Queens Street. The plaque will be unveiled by our long-standing Trustee Morcea Walker MBE. This event is being led by Rushden & District History Society. The plaque will be unveiled at 26 Queen Street, Rushden, Northamptonshire. This event will take place at 12 pm on Sunday 25th March 2018. 




                                                                             FREE FOOTBALL MATCH

walter football


On Friday 30th March 2018 Northampton Town Football Club (NTFC) will host a Commemorative Match in memory of Walter Tull. NTFC Chaplain will lead a short ceremony at the Walter Tull Memorial at 14:00, before their home game kicks off against Charlton Athletic Football Club.


A short memorial piece remembering the life of Walter Tull will take place on the pitch led by Moulton College ahead of the football match at 3 pm. This match has been dedicated to remembering Walter Tull’s success as the football club. He made more than 100 appearances for the club! To book tickets call 01604 683777 or go to



                                                                MEMORIAL TALK

Memorial talks will take place at The Guildhall on Sat 24th March 2018 between 1-3 pm. The event will start with a free Memorial Service at Walters memorial statue. The memorial will last around 30 minutes and will include a talk and poem from family members. There will then be some talks and refreshments inside. Tickets to these talks cost £6.50 & will include attendance at all 3 talks that afternoon. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite or by calling 01604 838110.
Talk 1: Sir Walters biographer Phil Vasili will discuss Walters incredible but short life.
Talk 2: Dr Steven Bradbury will discuss 'Racism in football: Historical & Contemporary Issues’.
Talk 3: Tony Whelan a former player for Man U, Man City &, Rochdale & current coach in the Youth Department at Man U will deliver the talk; 'Walter Daniel Tull: Standing on the Shoulders of a Pioneering Giant'.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or by calling 01604 838110.



                                                                     WALTER TULL COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE

The Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Gareth Eales, has arranged a commemorative service at All Saints’ Church, Northampton. The ceremonial service will take place on Sunday 


25 March from 17:00 until 18:00 at All Saint’ Church in Northampton. A civic procession will leave The Guildhall, Northampton at 16:45. We recommend you bring the family into Northampton Town to watch the fully gowned procession from The Guildhall to All Saints Church. Please note that this event is expected to be very busy. Therefore, we can only guarantee you a seat/access into the church if you pre-book. To add your name to the guest list please contact the Mayor’s Office by Monday 19th March 2018.





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Northamptonshire Black History Association
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Northampton NN5 5LD
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