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Ioan Thomas made headlines as an inspirational teacher

Ioan Thomas made headlines as an inspirational teacher

For decades Ioan Thomas was a familiar figure riding his bicycle on busy errands through Oundle’s streets. Following a few years of declining mobility, he died in March, aged 90.…

Former musician David Bateman dies at 87

Former musician David Bateman dies at 87

The musician and teacher, David Bateman died at Polebrook Nursing Home in December, aged 87, after a long illness. Mr Bateman came to Oundle in 1981 as Head of Strings…

Community Mourns the Passing of a Friend

Lindsay Clarke Prior, 45, known as Bert, went missing in January 2016. After an extensive search, his body was found on 28th March. The police issued an urgent appeal when…

Obituary: Robert Limmage

Obituary: Robert Limmage

Robert Limmage, born 1947, was a well-known member of the Oundle community, most notably due to his successful woodcutting business and work in forestry. His parent’s house was on Benefield…

Jim Irving: Always the Gentleman

Jim Irving: Always the Gentleman

Jim Irving, his wife Parry, and their children Michael, Sarah and Peter, came to live in Oundle in the 1950s. Jim had been appointed to manage Smith’s Brewery and the…