Local air Scout leader from Corby invited to King’s Coronation – plus where to watch near Oakley Vale

A long weekend of good food and good company is behind us… but wait… there’s another on the horizon!

We’re spoilt for bank holidays this year. But it doesn’t look like anyone will be able to top what’s in store for Robert Moore – a local Corby Air Scout Leader, who will spend Saturday seated in the nave of the Abbey for the King’s Coronation.

Not to worry, though… We have tips on how to enjoy the day regardless of your view, with some royal recipes and tips for some bank holiday fun – whether you’re an avid follower of the Royals, or you’re just looking forward to a longer break.


Corby-based Robert invited to the King’s Coronation

We’re raising a cuppa to Corby’s finest, Robert Moore, who received a gold-plated invitation to the King’s Coronation from Buckingham Palace. Robert has been invited in recognition of his commendable community and charity work – but almost missed the invitation of a lifetime after mistaking it for spam!

He makes up one of 450 other community champions from around the UK awarded British Empire Medals (BEM) who will be guests at the ceremony. Robert said: “I’m so proud to be selected. The eyes of the world are going to be on us. It will be a piece of history. I could be the only Corby person in the abbey. Where I’m going to be seated they will all process past us.”


You can read more on this here.

Where to watch the King’s Coronation in Corby?

Adrenaline Alley in Corby is livestreaming the King’s Coronation on a big screen and is throwing an all-inclusive event, packed with crazy inflatables, circus performers, Royal theme fancy dress competition (CASH prizes!), balance bikes, pulled pork and a drop-in diner – Saturday 6 May – 11am-12pm

Enjoy a Super Saturday at Fighting Cocks, in Corby are opening their doors from 10.30 am and showing the coronation on the big screen. They will also be hosting a BBQ from 12.30 pm (promising proper Lincolnshire sausage hot dogs!) and have face paints, cake decorating and balloons to keep the kids entertained! – Saturday 6 May – from 10.30 am

Venture out to Northampton for their Coronation Community Festival including Morris dancers, local street food stands and live coverage of the day on big screens – Saturday 6 May – 10am-4pm

Head down the road to Titchmarsh where there will be a live-stream of the Coronation on the big screen in the Church as well as bacon butties and a complimentary glass of fizz as part of their Coronation Celebrations – Saturday 6 May

Take a trip to Bugbrooke and enjoy a Family Fun Day watching the Coronation on the big screen, whilst keeping the kids entertained with activities, old-fashioned game stalls (they have hook a duck!) and enjoying plenty of food throughout the day – Saturday 6 May

Go to Cogenhoe! They’re showing the Coronation on a big screen in York Avenue before a Kings and Queens Parade – Saturday 6 May

And at home?

Channels across the BBC network (BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer) will broadcast a range of live footage and special programming during the ceremony.

The big day will also be covered on ITV1 and Sky News.

There’s still plenty of celebrations afterwards to join throughout the long weekend.

Continue the fun at Corby’s Coronation Park on Sunday 7 May from midday until 6 pm as part of a Royal Garden Party, or join Harpers Brook for a Right Royal Knees-Up over the King’s Coronation Weekend.


Cast your vote for our Photo Competition winner!

The vote is NOW OPEN.

View the selection of photos entered for this quarter’s theme, Your Eye On Oakley.

You have until Monday 22nd May. After this, all votes will be compiled and a winner will be announced. The person who takes the crown will receive their £50 prize – and as always, we will also be making a £50 donation to the Oakley Vale Community Association for their great work in the community.

Vote for your favourite photo by clicking here


Explore our revamped Houses for Sale page!

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You can find homes currently for sale by clicking the Zoopla and Rightmove links.

We’ve also shared several resources to help you get on the property ladder, replacing the Help to Buy Government scheme.

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