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Old English graveyards to be geo-mapped and digitised for family researchers

Old English graveyards to be geo-mapped and digitised for family researchers

Most of us in Oundle walk through the graveyard at St Peter’s Church regularly, but how often do we stop and look at the graves and consider the history of…

Sight loss charity makes an appeal for local volunteers to foster guide dog puppies

Sight loss charity makes an appeal for local volunteers  to foster guide dog puppies

Sight loss charity Guide Dogs has launched an appeal in Oundle, Corby and Kettering for volunteers who can provide a loving home to a guide dog puppy for the first…

Launch of local new fashion label offers bespoke clothing

Launch of local new fashion label offers bespoke clothing

Slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion, an approach which produces clothes that are made to last and are not disposable. “Natascha Bankart” is a new fashion business based…

Promoting bird habitats in home gardens

Promoting bird habitats in home gardens

A local initiative to provide nestboxes for garden birds hopes to offset the decline of natural habitats and promote breeding species. Over the past year’s lockdowns, Barny Dillarstone was rooted…

The workers who kept the community going during pandemic lockdowns

The workers who kept the community going during pandemic lockdowns

Escaped parakeets go wild

Escaped parakeets go wild

In early January, Charlotte Barford was surprised to see a bright green bird in her garden. “I had to look twice. My initial thought was it must be someone’s escaped…

Archaeological digs reveal the layers of history beneath our feet

Archaeological digs reveal the layers of history beneath our feet

In January, just as news of the discovery of a significant Anglo-Saxon cemetery was reported in Northamptonshire, the star-studded film The Dig was released on Netflix. The film’s story about…

Memories of loyal service in a local royal household

Memories of loyal service in a local royal household

Although many of us have become familiar with the inner workings of an aristocratic lifestyle after watching programmes such as Downton Abbey and The Crown, few can say that they…

101 realistic ways to reduce use of plastic in your household

101 realistic ways to reduce use of plastic in your household

Oundle author Kim Grove has demonstrated that it’s never too late to make big changes in life, from education or career directions to small or impactful lifestyle choices. Inspired by…

Saplings from oak trees grown to commemorate WWI centenary

Saplings from oak trees grown to commemorate WWI centenary

As part of the Remembrance activities in November 2018 marking the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, Oundle School pupil, Michael Fuller, now thirteen years…