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Save Our Market Place

Save Our Market Place

Six months ago, the residents of Oundle were greeted with the arrival of a new Waitrose. Their planning proposal promised that the store would “benefit the town centre by improving…

Lord Mawhinney: Just a Boy from Belfast

From a humble background, to a career filled with a rich variety of experiences and elevation to the House of Lords, Brian Mawhinney describes himself as “Just a Simple Belfast…

What a Lot of Bollards

What a Lot of Bollards

The proliferation of bollards in the Market Place to demark the new parking arrangements could claim to set a record for the number of bollards per square metre. Planners like…

Innovative Change for Fletton House

Innovative Change for Fletton House

Built in 1900, Fletton House has long served the community in various capacities. It is now on its way in its transformation as a new Community Hub after being offered…

Derelict Site to be Developed by School

The site of the former Abbott House on Glapthorn Road has long been an eyesore, with derelict buildings fronting a main thoroughfare in town. While there are no immediate plans…

Early History of Oundle Cycling

Early History of Oundle Cycling

In the early 1950s enthusiasm for cycling in Oundle led to a local cycle club being formed with frequent cycle runs. Under the name of Oundle Wheelers, the group organised…

Diocese to Sell Vicarage

Diocese to Sell Vicarage

Oundle has only one Church of England, the unmissable St Peter’s. Along with the church, the Diocese of Peterborough also owns and maintains three properties for the use of the…

“Oundle at the Start of Something Big”

“Oundle at the Start of Something Big”

In its long history, Oundle has never seen anything as exciting as the big day when cyclists took over the streets. The Grand Depart of the inaugural Friends Life Women’s…

Sino Archive Comes to Oundle

Sino Archive Comes to Oundle

Oundle School has recently become responsible for an extensive archive of photographs from China. The collection comprises approximately 8000 photographs depicting life in China during the 1970s and 1980s. The…

Localism: Freedom of Information

In the modern information age, transparency and accountability are what people expect from their tax supported institutions. The right to ask public authorities about their activities and decisions should have…

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