Northamptonshire: Feast of St Crispin

25 October 2015 all-day

Northamptonshire Day takes place annually on 25 October, the feast of St Crispin.

St Crispin is the patron saint of shoemakers, cobblers and leather workers – an important industry in the county.

This date was selected by public vote from a shortlist of five.

The four other options were:

  • 5 January – death of Philippa of Lancaster (1430), queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • 26 February – radar first demonstrated in Upper Stowe (1935)
  • 31 May – death of Waltheof (1076), 1st Earl of Northampton, the last of the Anglo-Saxon earls
  • 28 July – battle of Talavera (1809), battle honour of the Northamptonshire Regiment, the ‘Heroes of Talavera’