There’s something new going on in Geddington….

A casual conversation about playing netball at school and remembering how much it was enjoyed, led a group of ladies to consider the idea of setting up a Walking Netball group within the village.

The starter session held in April was planned as a fun session but we soon found that age had not dimmed our competitive spirit or our sense of fun!

Sessions now run every Wednesday afternoon, supported by local  coaches, at Geddington Primary School . The rules of Walking Netball are slightly different and the sessions take account of our very wide ranging levels of fitness and experience. We usually spend the hour building up our skills through fun routines and then follow it up with a ‘match’ where we try to apply those skills.

Walking Netball girls

It is great fun and has given us a chance to meet up with others wanting to improve their fitness and do something a bit different. England Netball have been very supportive and are helping us to gain some community sponsorship to enable us to continue through the winter.

You don’t have to be fit; you don’t have to be old; you don’t need to have played before and you don’t have to know the rules, but you will need a sense of humour and a pair of trainers to take part.

We would love to see the group grow and would invite anyone who might be interested to get in touch for more details or just come along and see for yourself how it is done.

Every Wednesday;  5:30-6:30pm in term time  Cost £3 per session

Contact details:  Janet Jones  01536 726416

Bygone Geddington – a view of life in the 1920s

Over the next year we will be publishing extracts from the journals of Margaret Holding, daughter of George Holding and originally resident of Dallington House, Kettering Road and later of The Bungalow.

Dallington House
Dallington House

With the permission of the current owner of the journals, Mr David Valentine, we are able to take a step back into the past and revisit aspects of life in the village over 90 years ago. Margaret Holding clearly loved the village, the countryside and the characters she lived amongst. She paints a detailed, often humorous picture of a slower, but in many ways harder, way of life that had existed for centuries but which was changing rapidly following WW1.

Geddington Church circa 1924
Geddington Church circa 1924


We hope you enjoy the monthly reports and a glimpse back at an earlier Geddington. All the articles will move to the History section on the website in due course so that they can be read at any time.

The first article will appear later this month.



Yes, we have come to the end of the second year of our re-launched website. How quickly the time has gone and what a busy twelve months it has been!

Our aim over the past year was to raise the profile of the website across the village community, particularly with our older residents, and to reach  many families outside the village who have connections to it.

We wanted to put our sponsorship to use in a way that contributed positively to village life and encourage lots of you to work with us in recording life in Geddington.

As a result the Archive Project was born.

Contributions of documents, images, artefacts and personal histories gave our Archive Exhibition in November a breadth we had not dreamed of and so much material for the web -based archive that it has taken us months to set it up and make it available for all. What a remarkable picture of village life it has drawn for us and that picture is still growing as we work through the remaining material.

Over the year the small website team has published about 30 articles providing information, recording events and creating opportunities for feedback from the village. If you are a website user it is a constant reference source for all things Geddington. Perhaps you know someone who isn’t yet ‘tuned in’ – do please encourage them to have a go.

Our hits have also reached an all time high of 70,600 over the year which is good news for us all – we know we are reaching people with the right kind of articles; our sponsors get great exposure and it raises awareness of the village and its attractions amongst others outside the immediate community.

The website team will meet this month to plan for this year. We would like to develop our partnership with the Newsletter; we would welcome a few new committee members and there is a suggestion of another exhibition and an ‘Open Website’ Day to give practical advice about accessing the material on the website.

Thank you for all your support over the year; please consider

  • becoming a sponsor or renewing your sponsorship – just £18pa
  • offering a little of your time to work with us
  • offering us the chance to record your family mementos for our Archive
  • using our Directory if you are a village organisation – listing is free!

Please use the Contact Us button on the website homepage for any or all of these.

Enjoy your website!


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.

The Candidates

The candidates for the 2013 County Council Elections taking place on Thursday 2nd May, have been published today.

The candidates are:

BULLOCK, Jonathan Deryck, 2 Rippin Close Geddington
UK Independence Party

HARKER, Jim, Lyons Yard, Wood Street, Geddington
Conservative Party

SINGH, Harjinder,  17 Deeble Road, Kettering
Labour Party

WINDOW, Alan James, 1 Foxlands, Desborough
Liberal Party

More information can be found on the County Council election web page.