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General / Re: Northamptonshire sign
« on: April 06, 2012, 02:01:24 AM »
I prefer the Rose of the Shires one myself and as far as I'm concerned the new one is a waste of money and I don't know why on earth it was changed.

I like the Boot Making County option as well.

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General / Help Needed With Local Dialect
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:57:08 AM »
As I'm sure you are all aware, here in Northamptonshire we have a pretty unique local dialect!  I'm from Ket'rin' myself and there are all sorts of words that I use on a daily basis that my colleagues at work have to try and work out what I'm saying!

I've decided to compile a list of as many local dialect words, phrases and sayings as possible as I believe them to be an important part of our local heritage.

You can view a list of the ones I have so far here:

www.ketrin.co.uk - click on Dictionary to see all the local words I have at the moment and what they translate to in English!    ;)

If you know of any others that I haven't included yet, please reply to this thread so I can ensure that as much of our local dialect is saved as possible.

Thank you.

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County news / New Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough Newspaper
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:49:05 AM »
Three new newspapers are currently being printed for the first time.  They are being described as 'hyper-local' newspapers which means that when you buy the Kettering Extra newspaper you will only find local news from Kettering.  The same goes for the Wellingborough and Corby versions.

I've stopped reading the Evening Telegraph as there is hardly anything worth reading in it, certainly nothing much relevant to the place I live as it has to cover the whole area so these new Extra newspapers might the right way ahead.

The new Extra papers are not daily papers but will instead initially be coming out every fortnight and eventually they will become a weekly publication.

At 50p I'm not sure if they will be a success or not, I guess only time will tell.

Here's a link to their website:

http://www.extranewspapers.co.uk/newspaper-releases/kettering-newspaper-releases/kettering-extra-4th-april-2012/

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Miscallaneous / Anyone Know Anything About Little Horton Wood?
« on: September 04, 2011, 04:15:17 PM »
I'm trying to find any information about Little Horton Wood in Northamptonshire - all I know is that it's owned by the Forestry Commission but don't have any other information on it and I can't find any info on the Forestry Commission website.

I just want to know a little bit about the wood, how old it roughly is, what it's currently used for and if there are any unusual or special birds, animals, plants, flowers or trees etc. in the wood?

Anything really!

 :)

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Welcome / Re: Welcome MauroMackle4
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:37:39 PM »
Hello and Welcome!  It seems quite friendly around here so I'm sure you'll enjoy taking part in as many threads as you can.  :)

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Welcome / Re: Welcome tryuitocxz
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:32:40 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  It's still in it's early stages to make sure you have a good look around and comment in as many threads as you can!

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Things to do / Wellingborough Hidden Treasures!
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:00:45 PM »
I spent 2 whole years studying at the local college in Wellingborough and pretty much most lunchtimes we would wander off down the town just for something to do and I never knew what Hidden Treasures were right under our noses!

There's a great little pocket-park called Croyland Park which is on the site of the old Wellingborough Zoo...







There's a small wooded area that you can enjoy a short walk around and there's plenty of places for you to sit and have your lunch here.

There's even the remains of a Tomb here:



Further up from the Tomb is the Wellingborough Tithe Barn which was built in approx 1400 A.D. where the local peasantry paid their rents etc.

The Tithe Barn (unlike a lot of others) is not in a ruinous state and is in fact still in use by Wellingborough Council today so is in excellent condition.



So if you fancy a bit of shopping in a placed steeped in history then why not pop along to Wellingborough and enjoy these Hidden Treasures?



For more Hidden Treasures take a look at my personal website here: www.ketrin.co.uk/category/hidden-treasures



8)

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Sport / Re: Is that the end of Rushden and Diamonds?
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:32:36 PM »
Rumour has it that Kettering Town might be moving to the Rushden & Diamonds site.

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Things to do / Salcey Forest and The Tree Top Way
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:29:38 PM »
Salcey Forest has got to be one of the best days out in Northamptonshire!  There's pretty much something for everyone.  You can start your day at the cafe there for a full English Breakfast before heading off on one of the many different walks or you could even take your bike and go around the cycle path.



If you take your time and look around you'll see there's a lot more to Salcey Forest than just a place to go for a walk.  It's full of History too - if you look hard enough there's evidence of an old Roman Road hidden in some of the trees, several old oak trees and let's not forget the Elephant Pond which is so names as that's where the Elephants used to drink from.



And lets not forget the fantastic Tree-Top Way where you actually get to walk above the Tree Tops!



If you have children then there is a play park there for them to enjoy and the Cafe sells cold drinks and ice-lollies so there's an incentive to complete the walk if you need one!

All-in-all it's a great place to visit.

For more photos and a video take a look here:

http://www.ketrin.co.uk/2010/11/06/salcey-forest-the-tree-top-way/

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Welcome / Re: Newbie Saying Hi!
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:03:52 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome guys, it's nice to finally find a forum dedicated to Northamptonshire - all we need to do now is start posting lots of threads as the more threads we start, the more Google will add to it's search engine so the more people will find the site and start posting on here and so the circle is complete!

:)

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Things to do / Glapthorn Cow Pastures
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:37:01 PM »
If you're looking for a good place for a walk or picnic then Glapthorn Cow Pastures is a great place to visit!



Although I didn't see any picnic benches on my visit the other week, there's no reason why you couldn't take your own picnic blanket along with you so you can enjoy a bite to eat there!



And as you can see from the above photo, if you look hard enough there are also some good examples of fungi around the place!

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Moving to the county / Re: I've just moved to Rectory Farm
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:11:18 PM »
Brixworth Country Park is a good day out on a nice day.

Walks, cycling, decent cafe and three good pubs in the nearby village.

Check out www.visitwoods.org.uk website for lots of woods to visit - the Tree Top Walk at Salcey Forest is one of my favourites!

:)

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Don't forget the Sunday Car Boot Sale at Wicksteed Park in Kettering!

http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/content.aspx?cid=218

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Welcome / Newbie Saying Hi!
« on: June 12, 2011, 02:32:39 PM »
Hi Guys!

Looks like I've joined the forum just as it's getting going so hopefully as time progresses more people will join the forum and start replying to the posts on here! :)

I'm about to have a good look around and will probably start a few new threads as well!

Catch you later,

Fazza

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