We want to hear from you!

Happy Friday everyone!

Today’s blog is all about you – yes that’s you, the people of Oakley Vale. The people who call this community home:

The History of Oakley Vale

One of the aspects of our Oakley Vale website we have long wanted to establish is a history of the site. As creating the estate you see today actually involved a huge undertaking on the part of civil engineers and constructors in one of the largest movements of Earth in Europe!

Now while we carry out our own research we thought we would put the word out to you for your help!

If you perhaps lived in Corby before Oakley Vale was created – or were one of the first to move into the development – we would love to hear for you. We want to know what the place was like, do you recall Oakley Vale being created? Do you have photos?

Send us your insights and thoughts – big or small – to our Facebook or Twitter pages along with any photos you might have!

You’ll be featured as a contributor in our website!

We want your animal snaps!

Don’t forget our Photo Competition is live and awaiting your submissions! The theme for the latest iteration is Summertime & Animals of Oakley Vale and entries are welcomed until the end of September – which gives you plenty of time to get snapping.

The photos could be a funny pic of the family pet, or of the swans making their home in the Oakley Vale lake – or a beautiful view of the lakes in the sun. Anything and everything is encouraged – particularly those out-of-the-box ideas. Here’s a reminder of the key info:

Theme – Summertime & Animals of Oakley Vale

Submission deadline – September 30th

Winner announced (after voting period) – October

What’s On?

Audis in the Park – Deene Park – 12th August – Europe’s largest Audi event featuring classic cars, trade and exhibition stands open to the public and all enthusiasts. Gates open from 10am – 5pm. Purchase your tickets here.

Vikings of Middle England at Rockingham Castle: August Bank Holiday is sure to creep up on us, and one definite date for the diary is the return of the Vikings of Middle England to Rockingham Castle. There will be exciting re-enactments of battles, the opportunity to try your hand at Archery and tradesmen making weapons and brewing medicines. A very exciting day for all the family.

Corby Highland Gathering: 50 Years Exhibition – Sat 30th June – Sat 6th October – Corby Highland Gathering is celebrating 50 years of Highland Dance competitions and all things associated with the Scottish tradition of a gathering.  Corby Heritage Centre will have artefacts and history telling the story of Corby’s cultural links to this fascinating event.