Sixty years ago Barrowden was a self-sufficient community with a railway station, a school, three pubs and many farms and several associated craftsmen.
The changes over six decades are charted in a new book recording the of life in the village.
Barrowden Past and Present, produced by a group of enthusiasts, includes the memories of people who lived in the village before mains water, sewage or electric power.
A range of photographs, reports of clubs, celebrations, school, church, farming and travel have been combined to create an account of life in the past and the joys of present village life.
The 200 colour page book, was launched on Saturday by Jim Buchanan, a journalist and former Barrowden resident.
The book is available at £16 from the village hall on Saturday, November 22, from 10am to midday and after that from the community shop in the village.