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Oundle Town Council
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Oundle International Festival (held in July)
Oundle Festival of Literature (held in March)
Oundle Festival of Music and Drama (held each year in March & April)

Historical & Archaeological Groups

Oundle Historical Society
The Middle Nene Archaeological Society (midNAG)
The Upper Nene Archaeology Society (UNAS)
The Northamptonshire Archaeological Society (eNAS)


Oundle and District U3A
East Northamptonshire Tourism (Nene Valley)
24 Hour Museum (Museum News & Listings)
Historic Investigations (House History service)
900 Voices Digital Installation Explore a beautiful virtual river cross-section complete with wind-blown vegetation, hand-drawn paper boats and roaming wildlife inspired by the River Nene between Peterborough and Northampton.

The Gwillim Simcoe Trail

The Gwillim Simcoe Story

John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806), the first Governor of Upper Canada, was born at Cotterstock near Oundle in 1752. (The church has a fine monument to his father, a naval captain). His army service in the American War of Independence, his work in Canada and command of defence against invasion by Napoleon in the West of England would have led to higher appointment but he died in 1806.


Elizabeth Postuma Gwillim (1762-1850), the Governor’s wife, was born at Aldwincle, near Oundle, in 1762 and was brought up by her grandmother and aunt, descendants of the Creed family. (Her mother’s grave is in All Saints, Aldwincle.) Married in 1782 and mother of eleven children, she left a valuable record of life in Canada in her diary and many sketches, paintings and maps. The chapel built by the Simcoes near their home at Wolford, Devon now belongs to Canada.

Elizabeth’s cousin William Walcot (1753-1827) left his Oundle and Ashton estate to the Simcoes’ son Rev. Henry Addington Simcoe who sold it to the Oundle brewer John Smith.

March to November 2024

1.00pm to 4.00pm

1.00pm to 4.00pm

donations welcome

Oundle Museum, The Courthouse, Mill Road
Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4BW
Tel: 01832 272735

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