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“Unfair” Newspaper Give-away

“Unfair” Newspaper Give-away

The Waitrose chain has come to Oundle, and brought with it a variety of sales techniques and principles. The two are certainly interconnected. For example, the Waitrose Way, a close…

Historic Site Opens Cafe

Historic Site Opens Cafe

In A History of Britain Simon Schama wrote that Lyveden New Bield is “the most beautiful ruin in Britain.” Now, to add to the delight that visitors experience at the…

The Chronicle Shines

The Chronicle Shines

Last year’s December issue of the Oundle Chronicle was nominated for four Shine School Media Awards, including Best Newspaper and Best Editorial Content. After a tough judging process involving 300…

The Market Place Goes Digital

The Market Place Goes Digital

The Oundle Town Council has gone digital with a new website, social media presence and digital notice board. In November 2012 the council approved expenditure of £6950 to purchase an…

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…

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