The ridge on which present day Rothwell stands, overlooking the gentle Ise Valley, has witnessed the comings and goings of successive generations. By the Middle Ages, Rothwell or "Rowell" as it is known locally, was already a town of importance, dominating the then lesser settlement of Kettering (a state of affairs which persisted until the arrival of the railway at the latter). A charter, granted by King John in AD 1204 permitting a weekly market and annual fair, confirmed the trade. Both market and fair, called "Rowell Fair", takes place on Market Hill during the week following Trinity Sunday. The Fair is a very festive occasion with stalls and entertainment attracting visitors from far and wide. Early risers can hear the traditional Proclamation read by the Town's Bailiff at 6.00am outside the Parish Church on Trinity Monday.
Today, Rothwell is a bustling town of character with some 7,500 inhabitants. There are many active societies and clubs, a community centre and public library. Concerts are held from time to time in Holy Trinity Church, when audiences are entertained by a variety of musical talents and the church's renowned acoustics come into their own.
Update from the Leader of North Northamptonshire Council - Bulletin 4
Posted: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:47 by Town Clerk
Welcome to the fifth bulletin from Highways England for the A14 junctions 3, 4, 7 and 8 essential maintenance scheme. This scheme covers the section of the A14 from junction 3 at Rothwell through to junction 8 at Kettering.
See attached document.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:37 by Town Clerk
Rothwell's Branch of the Royal British Legion, is now officially open, after the Blessing of the Standards at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 24th July. If you'd like to join our new branch - call 0800 3077773 or visit the RBL website online
https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/membership and follow the easy steps on the website
Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:41 by Town Clerk