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Welcome to Village Connect, the original independent village community publication, bringing local business to local villages since April 2005.


Village Connect is published bi-monthly and hand delivered free of charge to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in 71 selected Northamptonshire villages, and has established itself as the premier notice board for businesses in the area.


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Where better to experience a festive and funfilled
Christmas Market this winter than in
the beautiful, historic town of Oundle? For
the third year running, Oundle Town Council will fill the
market place with a variety of stalls selling a diverse
range of Christmas food, gifts and crafts - everything
you need from cards and decorations to charcuterie,
gin and handbags! Starting at 12noon on Saturday 5th
December the fun will last all afternoon until 8pm and
the town’s Christmas lights will be turned on at 6pm by
the Town Mayor and two Minions.

Be prepared for a merry experience as Father Christmas
will have his grotto in a surprise location; there will be a
whole host of choirs singing around the Christmas tree
as well as children’s fairground rides. Masses of mulled
wine and mince pies and other street food delicacies will
keep you warm. With a park and ride service running into
the market place and the town’s fabulous independent
shops and cafés open for late night shopping, there is
plenty of opportunity to relax, soak up the atmosphere
and to find that ‘perfect’ gift.

Oundle is one of a growing list of towns and cities across
the UK that organise an annual Christmas Market for
friends and locals to meet up on a cold winter’s evening,
enjoy traditional entertainment and to stock up on
delicious Christmas goodies. Often thought of as being
predominantly German, Christmas Markets were, in fact,
very popular in the UK until Oliver Cromwell banned the
celebration of Christmas altogether. Thankfully, times
have moved on and Oundle Christmas Market is set to
be a truly memorable highlight of the Christmas season.

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