‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’ Albert Camus

Changing colours in the trees, the crackling of leaves underfoot and different scents in the air, Autumn is a season for the senses. Although the temperatures may feel as though they’re dipping after our Indian summer, there’s a comfort in reuniting with a favourite jacket, pulling on your boots and striding out in these autumn days. Kicking your way through … Read More

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Adrian Oates

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the … Read More

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Adrian Oates

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the … Read More

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Adrian Oates

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the … Read More

Hedge Laying Heritage Skills Workshop

Adrian Oates

The desire to conserve and enhance our heritage hedgerows, undertake new (old) skills and spend time in the outdoors is on the increase. Here’s an exciting opportunity for you to join our hedge laying heritage skills workshop and enjoy an experience that will stay with you for life! Hedge laying is an ancient skill practised throughout the UK and Europe … Read More

The Mayor’s Show

Adrian Oates

From 12pm to 5pm, enjoy some good old fashioned fun at the Mayor’s Show. Free entry. Venue is the Bassfords Recreation Ground , Marshalls Road, Raunds.

St Andrew’s Church

Adrian Oates

A parish church with an interesting history, recently added to the at risk register of Historic England. Discover a Medieval Church dating back to the 12th century, the west wall possibly earlier. It has connections to the Cromwell and Claypole Families and the Poet John Clare. It has 2 bells housed in a double bell cote, one of only 3 … Read More

Murdered to Death

Adrian Oates

‘Murdered to Death’, an hilarious comedy by Peter Gordon, is a spoof on Agatha Christie-style mysteries which introduces the hapless and incompetent Inspector Pratt as he is called in to solve a murder at a country house. When he arrives to meet characters that include the grieving victim’s niece, a stiff-upper-lipped Colonel, his wife, a French artist, a socialite and … Read More

St Pegas Church and Medieval Wall Paintings – Heritage Open Days

Adrian Oates

14th Century wall paintings are the most striking feature of Peakirk church, but its fabric dates from the early 11th to 15th century. Join us for stories of Anglo-Saxon rivalries and misdeeds behind its founding. Guided tours are also available. The most striking feature of St Pegas Church is its extensive 14th century wall paintings, including a passion sequence and … Read More

St Pegas Church and Medieval Wall Paintings – Heritage Open Days

Adrian Oates

14th Century wall paintings are the most striking feature of Peakirk church, but its fabric dates from the early 11th to 15th century. Join us for stories of Anglo-Saxon rivalries and misdeeds behind its founding. Guided tours are also available. The most striking feature of St Pegas Church is its extensive 14th century wall paintings, including a passion sequence and … Read More