Great Oakley Vicarage, Corby, Northamptonshire

1950 – 1954 Father is Vicar of Great and Little Oakley, Northamptonshire. (P.B.Buckett) is the first visitor in July (3rd-7th) “Very nice staying with you all again and seeing your new house + surroundings. Glad to revive memories of Kettering days. Judith is a little duck!”  Phyl.
Tony is our cat and dies at Great Oakley.  Robert born 24 July 1952.  Wilfred our next cat came to us and somehow coped with all the moves. He was still with us at Milton Malsor. W.R.Buckett visits September 1953 and no hint of immanent removals.


grtoakleyvic    grtoakley5        Great Oakley Vicarage - very much as I remember it.
grtoakleyvic2  Same house in 2011  
grtoakley2    grtoakley3     grtoakley4    grtoakley6      From father's photograph album.
robertsxning   Brother Robert's baptism 1952. Photo taken outside the village hall.
hall2012  Same hall in 2011  
grtoaklyschool   Great Oakley School in 2011. It was a single class school covering all ages. My first school at the tender age of four years old. Our cat Wilfred was welcome and he liked the old boiler we had. Miss Biring was the teacher and I maintain she was the best any child could have had. She was very kind to me.

oakleychurchesold    Father's two churches from his album, taken 22 April 1950.
grtoakchurch  Great Oakley Church in 2011  
  littleoakchurch  Little Oakley Church in 2011