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Books of condolence and floral tributes

Your council

09 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II

All our thoughts are with the Royal Family following the news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday 8 September 2022.

Books of condolences


The Royal Family book of condolence is available online.

In person

From today, Friday 9 September, books of condolence will be opened in North Northamptonshire Council’s main office buildings to mark the sad news. These will be available for everyone to pay their respects.

Books of condolence will be located at the following locations:

  • Corby: Main Reception, The Cube, Corby, NN17 1QG
  • Kettering: Council Chamber, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX
  • Thrapston: Main Reception, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, NN14 4LZ
  • Wellingborough: Main Reception, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP

Kettering’s Council Chamber will be accessible from Bowling Green Road.

Opening times:

  • Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 September, 8:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday 17 September, 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 18 September, 10am to 4pm
  • Monday 19 September, 1pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 20 September, 8:30am to 5pm (if there is a queue, we will allow people to sign their respects before closing the books)

Please be aware that during peak periods there may be queues.

Closing the books of condolence

The books of condolence will be closed on the day after the Queen's funeral.

Once closed, the books of condolence will form part of North Northamptonshire Council's archive so that future generations are able to easily gain access to them and find out the way in which this important national event was marked.

Floral tributes

People can lay floral tributes if they wish to do so. Some town and parish councils will wish to designate a space for floral tributes in their areas. Please check their individual websites for details.

  • Corby: Floral tributes lawned area on the lower level flower terrace closest to the bus shelter at George Street
  • Kettering: Floral tributes may be laid on the grass in front of the flagpole on Bowling Green Road
  • Thrapston: Floral tributes to be laid by the flagpole at East Northants House
  • Wellingborough: Floral tributes to be laid in front of the fountain directly in front of Swanspool House at the corner of London Road and Doddington Road.