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Oundle Museum presented with rare Roman Coin

Oundle Museum presented with rare Roman Coin

In August last year, Mr Glenn Lister discovered a Roman coin through the use of a metal detector on land near Barnwell. It was presented as a donation to the…

There’s something for everyone at Stu-Pots

There’s something for everyone at Stu-Pots

Stu-Pots in the Market Place is packed with every imaginable household item to help with every task and need from cleaning and maintenance to cooking and dining. Far from being…

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…

A humble honour for a Maundy recipient

A humble honour for a Maundy recipient

David Wills was among pensioners who were invited to receive ceremonial Maundy Money from the Queen at a service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. When he received his letter…

The return of the chequered skipper to local woodlands

The return of the chequered skipper to local woodlands

The Chequered Skipper pub in Ashton is named after the beautiful brown and yellow butterfly, the Carterocephalus palaemon. The butterfly was last sighted in England in 1976, in Rutland. But…

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…

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