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Profile: Crispin Heesom, artist

Profile: Crispin Heesom, artist

Crispin Heesom grew up in Oundle, and was influenced by his mother, who was a painter. She encouraged Crispin’s ambitions to go to art school to study painting. He studied…

Profile: Nick Grove, artist

Profile: Nick Grove, artist

Nick Grove went to Prince William School and studied fine art at Southampton University. He has worked as a professional photographer for 15 years, specialising in weddings. Nick is increasingly…

Profile: Carol Parfitt, artist

Profile: Carol Parfitt, artist

Carol Parfitt moved to Oundle in 1974, and raised her family in one of the oldest houses in Oundle, dating to the 1500s. After completing her masters in fine art,…

Profile: Bernard Kay, artist

Profile: Bernard Kay, artist

Bernard Kay (91) was born and raised in Southport where his father owned a bicycle shop. He knew that he wanted to be an artist from the age of nine…

Library cuts threaten John Clare archive

Library cuts threaten John Clare archive

With the many cuts being made to library services across Northamptonshire, the special collections at Northampton Central Library could be under threat. Of particular concern is the conservation of and…

What’s everyone reading in Northamptonshire?

250 million visits are made to public libraries each year in the UK. With 8.4 million active borrowers using libraries, what books have proved to be the most popular among…

New book delves into Oundle memories

New book delves into Oundle memories

A new local history book, Oundle Memories and Moments: a Peek into the Past by Anna Fernyhough, offers both a fascinating historical and contemporary treatment of Oundle, full of shared…

Oundle Cinema’s new season programme

Oundle Cinema’s new season programme

Make sure you get these dates in your diary before the festive season really takes hold. Oundle Cinema is providing a host of excellent ‘screen time’ opportunities for all to…

Facebook group revives memories of Oundle’s people and places

Facebook group revives memories of Oundle’s people and places

For small communities with few or scattered historic records, social media has provided a valuable platform for sharing memories and building a record of local history. ‘Memories of Oundle and…

The story of the men from Oundle School and Laxton Grammar who went to War

The story of the men from Oundle School and Laxton Grammar who went to War

Retired Oundle School History teacher, Colin Pendrill, has published a new book entitled And We Were Young – Oundle School and the Great War, a landmark volume charting the impact…

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