In March 2017 it was exactly 100 years since the newly married Mr and Mrs Bassett-Lowke moved into their "charming and up-to-date miniature residence" - no 78 Derngate, Northampton. Designed and remodelled for them by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the house was a stunning showcase for the architect's avant-garde designs - realised against the challenging conditions of The FIrst World War. It became his last major architectural project and was the only house he designed in England.
During 2017 we have marked our Centenary with a special programme or events and landmark exhibition during February, March and April. Both were developed by a team of 78 Derngate volunteers, lead by our Project Curator and advised by leading Mackintosh experts to celebrate this historic milestone.
This page contains the latest information about our Centenary Project. There will be opportunities for everyone to join us in commemorating our special anniversary either online or by attending in person.Archival website
We are in the process of preparing an archival website of material related to our Centenary Exhibition; this website will be launched before the end of May 2017.We'd like to hear from you!Mailing list
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We are gathering information about life in Northampton town during WW1. Specifically, we want to know as much as possible about the residents of Derngate and the surrounding roads. Do you have family memories, connections or photographs that you could share? Please get in touch - send your details using the form below and we'll contact you.