The first was a walk around one of our local towns, Oundle. I always enjoy these types of walks because you tend to go down alleyways which in the normal course of events you would not find or know about.
Oundle is famous for it's public school which has over 1,000 pupils, the majority of whom are boarders and pay up to £35,000 per year! Many of the buildings in the town are owned by the school and we started with a visit to the chapel (not allowed in) which was built to commemorate the Fallen in the First World War.
|St Anthony House - one of the boarding houses|
|The Courthouse - now the museum|
|The Catholic Church|
|Note the Collyweston roof tiles|
and we had a peep through this doorway -
|A beautiful courtyard garden|
|Oundle School - Headmaster's House|
Finally we reached the Talbot Hotel, which is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots because the staircase from Fotheringhay Castle was moved here. Our guide disputed that but I believe it!! What isn't in dispute is that the Talbot Hotel is an old coaching inn.
Finally a visit to the parish church of St Peter -
and a brief history of the old workhouse church
|now a private residence I think.|
The end of September saw the revelation of the month's Mini Mania - Flying Geese. Because I had been so busy, I only managed something quite small and not too difficult
but for October we have one word - "Joseph's"!! This will be interesting!!!!!