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The Oundle Clock Shop keeps traditions ticking

The Oundle Clock Shop keeps traditions ticking

At the far end of West Street sits a clock shop, one of Oundle’s oldest remaining shops, a charming throwback to another era. Now owned by Jo Elwood, her grandfather,…

Church bells are the soundtrack for daily life and special occasions

Church bells are the soundtrack for daily life and special occasions

The chime of Big Ben in Westminster is an iconic feature of British culture that is replicated on a smaller scale in church towers of villages and towns up and…

Jubilee Celebrations through the years

Jubilee Celebrations through the years

1887Queen Victoria Golden JubileeThe Golden Jubilee helped Queen Victoria reconnect with the nation after she had withdrawn from public life following the death of Prince Albert. Mr Park, the Headmaster…

From riverside bathing places to swimming pools

From riverside bathing places to swimming pools

Outdoor pools, lakes and rivers are where everyone can go cool off from summer heat. Oundle may be landlocked, but it is lucky to be encircled by the River Nene.…

The castles that lie beneath our feet

The castles that lie beneath our feet

Throughout the last thousand years castles have evolved from projections of power over a region and places of refuge and law, to large houses with mock crenelations. Oundle is surrounded…

Game shooters remain cautious about lead shot ban

The environmental impact of lead shot in game shooting is under scrutiny by the government and countryside groups. According to the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, “up to 100,000 waterbirds in…

Ukrainian refugees start new lives in Oundle

Olesia and Olga first met at Moscow State University when they were students, but were reunited on the streets of Sevastopol, Crimea, during a chance encounter 21 years later in…

Probus clubs thrive in Oundle

A comfortable retirement from work after a busy career is an ambition for most professionals. But many find that when they leave the workplace what they most miss is the…

Take a hike in Northamptonshire with fellow walkers

If walking in the countryside appeals to you, then consider joining the Facebook group “Northamptonshire Walks”. With contributions from over 27,000 other walkers there are many posts sharing scenic, and…

Surge in drink spiking spurs action to address safety on nights out

Surge in drink spiking spurs action to address safety on nights out

The return to university this year saw students once again enjoying the freedom to go out to pubs and clubs with new friends. The renewal of nights out on the…

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