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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Why doesn’t Oundle have a railway? Few people have any sympathy for the Beeching Axe, which dramatically reduced both freight and passenger rail services in Great Britain. But many of…

Beating 1000s to Bake Off Challenge

Beating 1000s to Bake Off Challenge

When The Great British Bake Off final aired in October, nine million viewers watched from the edge of their seats as the three finalists completed challenges in picnic pies, pretzels…

Parson Latham’s Grant Aid

The Parson Latham’s Charity has been aiding the residents of Oundle for over 400 years. Founded under the patronage of Lord Edward Montague, the charity was funded by income from…

John Clare in Oundle

John Clare in Oundle

John Clare was born, lived and is buried in Helpston, a village six miles north of Peterborough, in what was once within the boundaries of Northamptonshire. Often called a minor…

Dead But Not Buried

Dead But Not Buried

Most of our readership will know of King Richard of Gloucester, and the story of his murdering his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Probably you will also know of…

Gardeners Cry “Foul” Over Pigeons

Gardeners Cry “Foul” Over Pigeons

Rats with wings. Scourge of buildings. Especially old buildings. Oundle has dozens of these, and there’s not much more certain about the hard facts of Oundle – or rather, the…

Digging for Food

Digging for Food

Subtly tucked away down a short path off Benefield Road is a small but enthusiastic site for the keen gardeners of Oundle. The Benefield Road allotment, bought by Robin Miller…

A Hairdresser is For Life

A Hairdresser is For Life

Slightly tucked away in the Oundle Market Place you will find Jaynes Hair Salon, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary on the 1st of December. The property in Jericho has been…

65 Years in the Market Place

65 Years in the Market Place

On the morning of Normans’ 65th birthday celebration, a customer who has shopping with them for over 50 years dropped by with her son and grandchildren to say congratulations to…