28 High Street,
Northants, NN9 5TN
Tel 01933 651010
The population of this small town now exceeds 6,300. The High Street offers many different shops, including a Post Office, supermarket, butchers, opticians, building society and various restaurants and take aways.
Schooling is provided by a two tier system at Irthlingborough Junior School and Huxlow Secondary School. Further education is available in the nearby towns of Wellingborough, Northampton and Kettering.
Whitworths, the home baking and healthy snack products company, which dates back to 1886, is the largest employer in the town with over 300 staff. Another large employer in the town is Sonifex, a manufacturer of radio broadcast products.
Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows lies at the heart of the Nene Valley and is a well-known wetland for birds.
Formerly known as Artleborough (after the bridge) the town has grown from a village to have a population of 7000. It is situated just off the A6, which locally connects the A14 at Kettering to Bedford.
This is another town with strong boot and shoe making traditions. 200 years ago Irthlingborough was the third most prominent shoe making community behind Northampton and Wellingborough. Today very few factories exist and the dormant buildings have been converted to provide apartments.
It has a small town centre with local or independent shops and one supermarket. The Pinetrees residential housing estate was developed in the 1980's and is still being expanded further today with on going development.