Wheels of Steel, Photo Competitions & More!

Happy Friday everyone!

We want to start our blog this week by giving another congratulations to our latest Photo Competition winner, Jill Raher, who received her £50 prize money this week.

Jill informed us that the money is going towards a memorial tree for their dog – who loved walks around Oakley Vale ?? I think we can all agree that’s a lovely use of the prize money!

Don’t forget we are currently open for submissions to our new Photo Competition – find all the details below and submit here:

Theme – Summertime & Animals of Oakley Vale

Submission deadline – September 30th

Winner announced (after voting period) – October


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!


What’s On?

Mexican Fiesta Party Night – Holiday Inn – Friday 24th August – Two course buffet meal and DJ entertainment – fancy dress optional but encouraged £20.00 per person Over 16s To book tickets please call 01536 401020 and speak to the Holiday Inn Events team

Wheels of Steel Vert Competition – Sunday 19th August – For the 3rd year running – Wheels of steel is an exciting vert ramp skateboarding competition. More information 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.