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Crowning Glory

May Day 047Thursday 23 May saw the Annual Crowning of Geddington’s May Queen. It was a bright, glorious sunny afternoon – in between the heavy showers! And it was so, so cold!

In the morning, groups of children, in Victorian dress, presented bunches of May flowers to many of the older generation of the village. Their mothers had sent their children into school with so many flowers that it was possible to make over 170 bunches.  Each presentation was accompanied by the May Song and their best wishes for a Happy May Day. Read more →

May Day Celebrations

has posted a 


Thursday 23rd May

from 12.30 – 15.30

for the

Annual May Day Celebrations

The roads affected are:

West Street    (from Cross end to Grafton Road)
Grafton Road    (from bottom of Wood Street to the Cross)
Bridge Street    (to Grafton Road)

Open Day – Geddington & Newton Bowls Club

A warm welcome greeted those who braved the chilly wind on Saturday morning and went along to find out more about bowls and the excellent facilities in the village for this traditional English pastime.

All courts were in use as enthusiastic visitors picked up the key points of play from coaches drawn from members of the club as well as chief coach Barry Basford.

The club encourages people of all ages to come along and enjoy the sport. There are lighter weight bowls for junior players as well as the traditional sets for the adults.

The green is beautifully maintained and is highly regarded in competition circles and the club facilities are also excellent.

The only thing that is ever in doubt is the weather, but even that does not dampen the love of the game that so many of the members have.  This, together with the strong teamwork and friendship within the club, means it is thriving.

Missed009 the Open Day? Not to worry; there are coaching sessions every Tuesday evening from 28th May for 6 weeks.  Do go along – you are sure of a warm welcome – who knows you may be the next competition winner!

For more details pick up the link from The Directory and click on Bowls Club website.

20’s Plenty for People Campaign

The 20’s Plenty For People campaign moves forward with Northamptonshire County Council’s announcement of the Proposed Order as set out below.




 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Northamptonshire County Council propose to make an Order under Sections 82, 83 and 84 and Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to prohibit any motor vehicle from travelling at a speed exceeding 20 mph or 30 mph along the lengths of roads as specified in the Schedules below.

A COPY of the proposed Order, together with a plan showing the exact length of road to which it relates and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be inspected at Kettering Library, Sheep Street, Kettering during its normal opening hours or at Riverside House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road Northampton during normal office hours.

OBJECTIONS to the proposed Order, stating the grounds on which they are made should be sent in writing to the Traffic Orders Section, Riverside House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN1 5NX by 6th June 2013.

Dated this 16th day of May 2013

Director of Legal Services                                            

Schedule 1 (20 mph speed limit)

Geddington – Wood Street (entire length); Chase Farm (entire length); Bakehouse Hill (entire length); Church Hill (entire length); Malting Lane (entire length); Bridge Street (entire length); Queen Street (entire length); West Street (entire length); Grafton Road – between its junction with Bridge Street and a point 212 metres south of Wood Street; Queen Eleanor Road (entire length); Chase Hill (entire length); The Woodlands (entire length); Chase View Road (entire length); Bright Trees Road (entire length); Fern Dale Close (entire length); Slade Close (entire length); Hall’s Close (entire length).   

Schedule 2 (30 mph speed limit)

Pytchley – Orlingbury Road – between its junction with Church Road and a point 153 metres south of that junction; Kettering Road – between its junction with High Street and a point 348 metres north of that junction.

Tough Mudder 2013 – Boughton House

Some 14,000 competitors from mainly southern UK descended on Boughton House on 4th/5th May to take part in the first of this year’s 6 Tough Mudders. The event, a half marathon with 25 large obstacles, really does not describe the challenge in any meaningful way.

Described by the organisers as “probably the toughest on the planet” the event lives up to its name, being a gruelling mud bath with most competitors covered from very early on. Obstacles such as “Artic enema” (ice bath), “Fire walker” (wall of fire) and “Electroshock Therapy” (hanging shock wires) just add to what many might describe as a living hell. Read more →

Great Geddington Garage Sale

Yes,  it was time for that great village recycling event again.

Villagers were up and about early on Saturday morning, setting out tables, gathering bags of unwanted items from the backs of cupboards, garages and sheds. The weather, as always, was rather unpredictable, but it didn’t put off those on the hunt for a bargain. Read more →

The Star – Shining brightly again!

The Star Inn has been taken on by the Tracey family who will be signing a 20 year lease shortly.

Joanne and Vaughan Tracey met in the Star some 35 years ago and have a sentimental connection with the pub having celebrated a number of individual and family events there particularly in their early years together. Read more →

GVFB 35th Anniversary

The Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade (GVFB) celebrated their 35th Anniversary on Saturday 13th April, 2013.  Over 90 guests of brigade members past and present together with their wives gathered at the village hall to feast and drink to the last 35 years.

Acting Chaplain Jerry Lee, in his first major appearance in his new role, said grace and the dinner began.  Toasts were made. Old friends were re-united and A HUGE amount of wine was consumed.

Former Adjutant and Commanding Officer Keith Rowland explained to the newer members all about the founding of the brigade and what life was like all those years ago.

The guest chef was Ally Robertson late of the Star Inn who with his team prepared a feast fit for the occasion.








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County Council Elections – More Comment! has just heard that Jim Harker (Conservative) has won the Ise division County Council seat by a slim margin from fellow Geddington resident Jonathan Bullock (UKIP).



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GADS – “Caught in the Net”

Geddington Amateur dramatic Society(GADS) has just successfully produced another play in it’s 56th year. Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney was a challenging script as the action takes place simultaneously in two separate houses with overlapping dialogue and many quickfire responses. A classic farce in which, on the single set, the audience can see and hear all but the characters are “oblivious” to the action in the other house. The cast rose to the challenge and delivered excellent and hilareous performances on all 4 nights that it ran.
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