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Category: Days out

Elton Tour

ELTON HISTORY TRAIL The history group had a wonderful fun day out discovering more about the picturesque historic village of Elton, just a few minutes away from Yarwell Mill.  Skies were a little grey with bright spells, giving us a good opportunity for exploring the Village. At the start...

Geddington

Guided tour of Geddington This is a village with a wealth of historical facts, quaint features, and notable landmarks. There are stories to be told concerning the Bakehouse, Bridge, Ford, river Ise, Eleanor Cross, sunken well, springs running underneath the cross, majestic Saxon/ Norman Church & array of past...

Nassington Tour

On a swelteringly hot day Members of the group and two invited guests  gathered at Nassington old railway to follow Sue Payne’s historical tour of Nassington as the village was in the early 20th century witnessed by the late Lance Lock who was born on the 12th May 1910....

Easton Walled Gardens

EASTON WALLED GARDENS After many weeks in ‘lock down’ and self-isolation due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the history group decided it was possibly time to venture out in a safe, responsible way. Wednesday 8th July was our preferred day to visit the Easton Walled Gardens during their Sweet...

Oundle Museum

It doesn’t seem possible that a week has passed since our outing to Oundle Museum and super lunch at Dexters restaurant.At a time when there is so much ‘doom & gloom’ about, it is refreshing to reflect on happier days, and I am sure that you will agree that...

Peterborough Tudor Walk

A small number of the History Group joined a Tudor guided walk in Peterborough as part of the commemorative celebrations of Katharine of  Aragon. Katharine died on 7th January 1536 in exile at Kimbolton Castle and was buried in Peterborough  Cathedral on 29th January 1536 where her body still...

Rockingham Castle

On a dank, grey day several of us set off to a Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle, a former royal castle and hunting lodge in Rockingham forest. How it brightened our day! A delightful small castle set high on a hill dating back to 1068, it was hosting visiting...

King’s Cliffe

KING’S CLIFFE HERITAGE CENTRE Sunday 27th October 2019 On a crisp chilly but sunny day the history group ventured out to Kingscliffe to meet with Sue our guide who met us at the Heritage Centre.  We were all amazed at the treasures within.  Sue was very knowledgeable and told...

Oundle Tour

On Saturday 14th September 2019, some of the History Group joined a one and a half hour ‘Blue Badge’ tour of West Oundle We met at the Ship Public house for drinks and lunch, before making our way to join the tour. We met the guide at the Talbot...

Stamford Sights & Secrets Tour

The Stamford Sights and Secrets Tour onWednesday 4th September 2019 The History group had a delightful 90 minutes of Stamfords wealth of Sights and Secrets which the title aptly suggests. We were not disappointed with this walk provided by our lovely guides Ruth and Rachel. Starting point, and finishing...