The GVFB were proud to be asked to help get Geddington School’s new allotment ready for use. As you can see, our green-fingered experts were as helpful as can be expected and the job was done in record time.
In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby in Nottinghamshire. The places where her body rested during the journey south to its tomb in Westminster Abbey were marked by stone crosses.
Geddington has three public houses: The White Lion, The Star, and the White Hart.
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A selection of photos from Ladies night – for photos of all teh couples please see Neil Price’s collection here…
The Geddington Vollunteer Fire Brigade would like to invite you to our 2015 Annual Boxing Day Squirt – the highlight of our calendar.
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We would be very happy to show you around if you would like to visit us. Ring the office to book a time and we would be pleased to welcome you.
For those that don’t know, The Squirt is when the GVFB take on a team from Northamtonshire Fire and Rescue Service at a competition of skill, bravery and wits: A beer barrel is suspended from a wire across the River Ise and both teams take their place at either end of the Ford.
The stately triangular Geddington cross, with its canopied statues surmounted by a slender hexagonal pinnacle, is the best-preserved of only three intact survivors. Other crosses stand at Hardingstone near Northampton, and Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.
The village was also formerly home to a Royal hunting lodge which was used as a base by monarchs for hunting within the Royal forest of Rockingham. The building has subsequently been lost; however, the 'Kings' Door' within St. Mary Magdalene's church in the village remains - it was the entrance through which the King could enter the building while staying at the lodge.
The 2014 Squirt will take place once again this Boxing Day – all the public are welcome to visit and witness the Geddington Vollunteer Fire Brigade take on the real deal: Northamtonshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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Tune in to BBC2 next Tuesday (29th) at 6pm to see us take on BBC2’s Eggheads. We’ve been swatting up on our general knowledge in preparation for our showdown with Jeremy Vine’s collection of brainy boffins.
Welcome to Geddington C of E Primary School website. I hope that it will give you plenty of information about our school and that you enjoy looking at it.
Geddington is still a hub of activity. In past times the busy crossing point at the ford en route from London, the use of the Royal Hunting Lodge by former kings and the proximity of Boughton House brought noble visitors from around the country.
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Hopefully you all attended St Mary Magdalene Church’s flower festival this last weekend. If you did, you will have noticed one of the displays was on the GVFB.
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More details and how to enter can be downloaded here: Trundle 2016 details
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you there on Boxing Day!
The old main road runs through the village and crosses the River Ise by a spectacular mediaeval bridge. The bridge, built in 1250, has five arches and three pedestrian refuges. A more recent ford also runs alongside the bridge.
It contains what is thought to be the best surviving Eleanor cross. The monument dates from 1294, when the crosses were raised as a memorial by Edward I (1239–1307) to his late wife, Eleanor of Castile (1244–1290). There were originally 12 monuments, one in each resting place of the funeral procession as they travelled to Westminster Abbey. Three now remain; the other two being in Hardingstone (near Northampton) and Waltham Cross, with a more recent replica at Charing Cross in London.
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Geddington’s history reaches back to pre-history. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book and its status in medieval times is very visible in the church, the bridge and, of course, the remarkable Eleanor Cross. Across the village the fields, public rights of way and buildings, both ancient and modern, are testament to a village that has grown, developed and adapted over the centuries. Our village sign cleverly represents the aspects of social change which Geddington has faced.
Here we share with you a few of the thing’s we’ve been up to recently…
The Squirt begins at 12:00 noon on the Bridge, however please join us at the Cross at around 11:30 to see us parade and be inspected by the Mayor.
Our website serves the village of Geddington and aims to create a practical resource that will be of value to our community and also of interest to others. It‘s run by villagers, for residents and seeks to draw in our neighbouring communities of Newton and Little Oakley offering a communication and information resource for all.
Watch us next week to see how we got on. We’ll post the results here in case you miss it!
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Many thanks and well done to all the arrangers who contributed to the event: Margaret Baker, Val Bellamy, Kathryn Brown, Maureen Crouse, Vic Crouse, Esther Gordon, Jenny Harker, Margaret Leaton, Veronica Richardson, Georg Shiells, Sherry Stokes, Margaret Tuffin, Georgie Ward, Lisa Wilkinson and Rosemary Wootton.
The Squirt begins at 12:00 noon on the Bridge, however please join us at the Cross at around 11:45 to see us parade and be inspected by the Mayor of Kettering. Some food will be available and all the local Public Houses will be open before and after the Squirt.
The show was titled “In’spire’ations of Northamptonshire”, and each display was based on an inspirational Northamptonshire story. So, we’re not supprised, that we were chosen.
Geddington is a village and civil parish on the A4300, previously A43, in north-east Northamptonshire between Kettering and Corby. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 1,503.
Our target is to become completely self-funding by 2023. Our confidence in achieving this is based on our track record. During the past 10 years, our commercial income has doubled and we have raised nearly £60m in donated income.
When the whistle is blown, the two teams raise their hoses and attempt to push the barrel over the heads of their competitors to score a point. The first team to 3 points wins.
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