Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants) is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2011, it had a population of 629,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and seven non-metropolitan district councils.
Covering an area of 913 square miles, Northamptonshire is landlocked between eight other counties: Warwickshire to the west, Leicestershire and Rutland to the north, Cambridgeshire to the east, Bedfordshire to the south-east, Buckinghamshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the south-west and Lincolnshire to the north-east – England's shortest county boundary at 19 metres. Northamptonshire is the southernmost county in the East Midlands region.
The county contains the watershed between the River Severn and The Wash while several important rivers have their sources in the north-west of the county, including the River Nene, which flows north-eastwards to The Wash, and the "Warwickshire Avon", which flows south-west to the Severn. In 1830 it was boasted that "not a single brook, however insignificant, flows into it from any other district".The highest point in the county is Arbury Hill at 225 metres.
Historically, Northamptonshire's main industry was manufacturing of boots and shoes. Many of the manufacturers closed down in the Thatcher era which in turn left many county people unemployed. Although R Griggs and Co Ltd, the manufacturer of Dr. Martens, still has its UK base in Wollaston near Wellingborough, the shoe industry in the county is now nearly gone. Large employers include the breakfast cereal manufacturers Weetabix, in Burton Latimer, the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton, Avon Products, Siemens, Barclaycard, Saxby Bros Ltd and Golden Wonder. In the west of the county is the Daventry International Railfreight Terminal which is a major rail freight terminal located on the West Coast Main Line near Rugby. Wellingborough also has a smaller railfreight depot on Finedon Road, called Nelisons sidings.
Chiltern Catering Hire are proud to deliver catering equipment and event furniture throughout the county. Some of the towns we serve include Desborough, Brackley, Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough, Oundle, Raunds, Rothwell, Towcester and Thrapston. Some of the items we deliver include:
Northamptonshire Wedding Hire
Weddings are supposed to be all about the happy couple on the best day of their lives. Wedding days are meant to be remembered for all the right reasons – such as the blushing bride, the handsome groom, the elegant setting and the delicious food. What really shouldn’t happen is for a wedding to be ruined by ripped table linen, dirty plates or there not being enough glasses to go around.
It’s commonplace these days for couples-to-be to want to take complete control of their wedding planning and costs. Our vision is to offer our customers a one-stop shop for everything from crockery to linen, and cutlery to furniture. All of our prices are available online, so that it’s easy to work out just how much the wedding hire you need will cost without having to go backwards and forwards getting quotes.
Northamptonshire Glass Hire
Whether it’s a party, a celebration or a huge blowout meal, getting an event right comes down to good planning. With the right glass hire it can be easy to make your event sparkle.
If you’re raising a glass to success it’s hard to go wrong with our Saxon Savoie champagne flutes. Like all of our glass hire, our flutes are all individually checked and cleaned before being packed in our special packing crates prior to delivery to you.
We have a huge selection of glasses for hire available so if it’s 50 or 500 guests drinking wine, cocktails or even beer we’re bound to have what you need.
Northamptonshire Catering Equipment Hire
Whether it’s chafing dishes to keep food warm or double bottle coolers to keep beer cold, we’ve got you covered with our range of catering equipment hire. We have an extensive selection of ovens, fridges and cookers ready for use in a range of situations.
Some items, like our double door bottle coolers and display fridges are equally popular in an outdoor setting at events like festivals and fetes as they are for indoor events. These kinds of items are incredibly popular in the summer and availability can get stretched. In colder times there’s nothing better than a nice warm pie or pastry – and no better piece of equipment to make it than our turbofan ovens.
We stock appliances powered both by gas and electricity to give our customers maximum of choice. All appliances are inspected, cleaned and tested prior to delivery for peace of mind.