Here you will find links to articles and features about Claines history and our photo
If you wish to submit an article of interest, or a photograph, please do so using
the button below. We are always interested in local stories, family history or any
old photographs with a Claines collection.
John Russell, Iron and Coal Master. A historical feature on this Victorian entrepreneur
with roots and family connections to Claines, and information on the Young Ladies
Academy in Claines. 1st March 2009
The Secrets of Claines Tower (Its bells and bell ringers). A journey up Claines tower,
including full history and photographs of the bells, the tower and tower views, with
details on past and present ringers. 2 May 2008
The Whinfield Photographs. A fascinating photographic glimpse into the parish of
Claines, its church and people with 22 photographs covering the period 1885-1914.
30th March 2008.
From Claines to Cree Indians. The story of Edwin Watkins from Claines, who became
a missionary to the Cree Indians in Canada in the 1850’s. 25th January 2008
Harry’s War. The story of a Claines man who fought at Gallipoli in 1915 and lived
to return home. 28th October 2007.
Reverend Moore. A unique piece of history returns to Claines, 70 years on, via a
pub in Northamptonshire!