Rotary Nene Valley, The Photo Galleries

Walking break at Rodborough nr. Stroud

Walking break at Rodborough nr. Stroud

A tour de force by our organiser, Andrew Woods.

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2023 Keith's visit

2023 Keith's visit

Keith and Liz took a trip to eSwatini

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RoKart 2023

RoKart 2023

The seventh year of running this exciting event which, as usual, takes place at the Northampton Indoor Karting Arena. It started in January.

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Visit to the Gurdwara Sahib

Visit to the Gurdwara Sahib

As well as showing us the site they fed us too.

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RoKart 2022

RoKart 2022

This was the sixth year we ran this exciting event which took place at the Northampton Indoor Karting Arena, as will the 2023 event. This will start in January.

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Sonning 2022

Sonning 2022

Norman and Jennie invited us to their house at Sonning for lunch on the lawn (under canvas) and a lounge on the launch too

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Handover

Handover

The outgoing President, Mike metaphorically hands over the chain of office to his successors, Tony and Richard - joint presidents for the new club year

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With-partners - Richard Stahl

With-partners - Richard Stahl

Richard is a a forensic engineer dealing with environmental issues - a sort of Silent Witness for the environment? This is a WITH-PARTNERS evening, to be held at the Park Inn

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Makhwane Kop Primary School

Makhwane Kop Primary School

This is the school that RCNV will be supporting for the next 12 months or so. There are 309 children on roll – about 50% of whom are orphans or vulnerable

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Forbes Reef School, Swaziland

Forbes Reef School, Swaziland

Keith Fossey is Chairman of the Swaziland Schools Project charity which actively supports schools there with hands-on projects.

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Salakutjelwa School, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)

Salakutjelwa School, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)

Following the completion of the project at Forbes Reef, work is now finishing off at another one supported by RCNV - Salakutjelwa.

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RoKart 2020

RoKart 2020

Now in its fifth year, this is the go-to page for details of, and pictures and results of RoKart 2020. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to access (and download) the results of every heat.

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RoKart 2019

RoKart 2019

The 2019 RoKart competition that took place at the Northampton Indoor Karting Centre. For results of the heats, and the overall champions, scroll down to below the pictures.

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Walking Weekend, Belper

Walking Weekend, Belper

Alastair and Jean's tour de force - pity about Saturday's weather.

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Birmingham day out

Birmingham day out

... instead there was a morning sightseeing tour, a matinee of the Nutcracker Suite at the Birmingham Hippodrome, followed by a Japanese meal locally.

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Charity presentations

Charity presentations

Charity presentations

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Handover

Handover

The crown and sceptre pass from one to t'other

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President's barbecue

President's barbecue

The great and the good joined outgoing President for a barbecue chez Adams.

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Nene Valley's Christmas party

Nene Valley's Christmas party

Courtesy of our on-call 'snapper' Alan Sutton here are a few pics from the party at Gt Houghton Village Hall.

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Rotary walk

Rotary walk

A walk organised, and led by Les Worthington

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District Conference, Torquay

District Conference, Torquay

‚ÄčThe annual, usually seaside, trip for some fellowship and fun.

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NGH Talbot-Butler ward assessment centre opening

NGH Talbot-Butler ward assessment centre opening

Opening of the new assessment centre on the Talbot-Butler ward

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Old Folks' barbecue

Old Folks' barbecue

Great Houghton Village Hall

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Palace of Westminster visit

Palace of Westminster visit

Andrew Woods arranged a visit to the House via the Northampton South MP, Andrew Lewer

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Guildhall tour, + George's Café & Bistro

Guildhall tour, + George's Café & Bistro

This trip, involved a tour of the Guildhall, followed by a meal at the George's Cafe and Bistro.

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40th anniversary summer party

40th anniversary summer party

As part of the celebrations of our 40th, we held a summer party at Wellingborough Golf Club.

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Lichfield and the National Memorial Arboretum

Lichfield and the National Memorial Arboretum

This was a trip organised by Tony Billson to see the fair Staffordshire town of Lichfield and its cathedral, have lunch and then visit the NMA at Alrewas.

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Sailability - naming ceremony for the Nene Flyer

Sailability - naming ceremony for the Nene Flyer

On a wet and blustery Sunday afternoon President Alastair poured a little 'fizzy pop' over and 'christened' the new Sailability boat

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Walking Weekend

Walking Weekend

Staying at The Links Hotel, West Runton near Cromer, this was our sociable/walking weekend.

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Handover

Handover

The seal of office (together with her stock of wet fish) is passed on to the new President, Tony Roberts

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RoKart 2018

RoKart 2018

The 3rd year of this very popular, annual event

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Rotary Swimarathon 2018

Rotary Swimarathon 2018

The annual swimming competition, held at the Chris Moody Centre, Moulton College

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40th anniversary dinner

40th anniversary dinner

This meeting, to which we invited all members past and present, was held at Northamptonshire County Golf Club

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Rokart 2017

Rokart 2017

Year 2 of the RoKart (Rotary Kart) competition, launched on 31st January.

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District Conference - Llandudno

District Conference - Llandudno

A party of 20 joined the fun in Llandudno.

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Sunday lunch

Sunday lunch

A number of us got together for an enjoyable Sunday lunch, at the Althorp Coaching Inn, AKA the Fox and Hounds

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Felixstowe trip

Felixstowe trip

Our trip to the seaside

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President's barbecue

President's barbecue

This was originally set for Sunday at the Adams' but, because of Margaret's fall, it was moved to Saturday at Pitsford Sports Field pavilion.

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RoKart 2016

RoKart 2016

Starting in January teams of colleagues and friends banded together to take part in a karting challenge. All proceeds went towards funding an ultrasound scanner for the oncology dept. at NGH.

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Curry at The Ark

Curry at The Ark

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Walking Weekend 2017

Walking Weekend 2017

Brome Grange Hotel, N. Suffolk www.bromegrangehotel.co.uk

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Young Carers go Karting

Young Carers go Karting

Thanks to our friends at NIKC we were able to arrange an afternoon of karting for some 12 - 16 yr. old young carers.

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Technology Tournament preview

Technology Tournament preview

This was to be a celebration of St Paddy's day but, as next week is the actual event, we are having Chief Judge, David Harding conduct a 'show and tell' on the project for this year, which will give a chance for volunteers to ask questions.

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Swimarathon 2017

Swimarathon 2017

Chris Moody Centre, Moulton College, Moulton NN3 7QL

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Hawane Primary School in Swaziland

Hawane Primary School in Swaziland

We have recently supported this school in Swaziland

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Old Folks' Party

Old Folks' Party

Held at Weston Favell Academy, as usual

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Christmas party 2016

Christmas party 2016

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Handover

Handover

The crown and sceptre transfer to the new president

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Walking weekend 2016

Walking weekend 2016

We headed for the hills of Derbyshire and were based at the Lee Wood Hotel in Buxton.

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Dinner Dance

Dinner Dance

at Great Houghton Village Hall

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Cultural trip to Liverpool

Cultural trip to Liverpool

Parliamo Scouse

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Christmas Dinner with our ladies

Christmas Dinner with our ladies

Christmas with all the trimmings including Yorksire puddings (who knew?) was the order of the evening.

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ShelterBox Collection for the Philippines typhoon

ShelterBox Collection for the Philippines typhoon

Volunteers from all 4 local clubs manned a display of a ShelterBox tent and filled box and collected over £1,300 from the public.

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Young Carers' Day Out

Young Carers' Day Out

We took a party of Young Carers (recommended by the Northamptonshire Carers service) for a bit of fun and adventure at Rock UK in Irthlingborough.

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Lone Parent Holiday 2013

Lone Parent Holiday 2013

We took a coach-load of folk to Dawlish for a week beside the seaside, #beside the sea#

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District Conference - York 2013

District Conference - York 2013

Nene Valley joined the other Rotary clubs in District 1070 at the annual conference in York.

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Ablitt Shield

Ablitt Shield

Named for the late Brian Ablitt, who died in July 1995

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Slab-laying

Slab-laying

We spent a couple of days clearing away the gravel, levelling off in preparation for, and laying a path of slabs so our friend John Glanister can be wheeled out of the house.

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Walking Weekend 2013

Walking Weekend 2013

This year's walking weekend was in the Malvern Hills. We stayed right in the centre of Great Malvern, at the Abbey Hotel, which abuts the Priory itself, ideal both for those who wanted to walk and those who didn't, but wanted to see the local sights.

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Paul Harris Fellows' evening

Paul Harris Fellows' evening

Once a year we formally honour our Paul Harris Fellows. Fellowships are awarded to those in the community who have 'put in a little more than the norm'

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Monthly walk

Monthly walk

We congregated at the Old Cherry Tree, Great Houghton in time to get booted up for a 5-miler - across the fields, down to the flood plain, back to the village and then the 'dog-walk' on the made path around the pond near Brackmills.

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District Conference 2012

District Conference 2012

In an attempt to reduce costs and 'try something different' the District Conference this year was held in Telford, at the Buckatree Hall Hotel www.buckatreehallhotel.com

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Christmas meal

Christmas meal

Christmas meal at Cheyne Walk, with our Ladies.

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Weekday walk

Weekday walk

Each December Max uses this as a dress rehearsal for the village's boxing Day walk.

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Chris Davey memorial

Chris Davey memorial

Together with some of Chris' other friends we organised a short walk, followed by a get-together and bring-and-share meal at Gt. Houghton Village Hall.

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Weekday walk

Weekday walk

Mike Woods was our leader this month. We started at the Bell in Odell MK43 7AU. The landlord opened for us to order lunch and 'lighten the load' before we set off.

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Handover 2012

Handover 2012

It was the end of Roger Goddard's year, and the start of Alan Sutton's one. And it was a Ladies' evening too

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RYLA Sunday 2012

RYLA Sunday 2012

RYLA Sunday 2012

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Weekday walk

Weekday walk

Tony Billson volunteered to lead us this month. The start point was at the White Horse in Welton nr. Daventry NN11 2JP.

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The Archer And His Bow

The Archer And His Bow

Our outgoing Asst Governor, Peter Brearley came to tell us about archery and its tools

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Oakfield Summerhouse

Oakfield Summerhouse

As part of our enduring commitment to certain charities we have built a summerhouse for the residents of Oakfield home.

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Sailing Spring 2012

Sailing Spring 2012

3/4 of the March Hair team went sailing on the Solent

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Walking Weekend 2012

Walking Weekend 2012

We went to Sherwood Forest, staying at the Clumber Park Hotel S80 3PA

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Brian Ablitt Shield evening 2012

Brian Ablitt Shield evening 2012

We were joined by this year's recipients of the shield, which is given in memory of one of our own members who was an active Scouter for many years

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Weekday walk

Weekday walk

Peter and Jean Miller were leading us this month. We started at the Saracen's Head, Little Brington at 10 sharp.

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Old Folks' party 2011

Old Folks' party 2011

The annual Old Folks' Party at Weston Favell Academy

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District 1070 Conference 2011

District 1070 Conference 2011

Southport

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Refuge project

Refuge project

Laying a new floor at the refuge

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Business meeting

Business meeting

Goodbye to Phil, and hello to our newest Paul Harris Fellow, Charles Afford

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Sailing August 2011

Sailing August 2011

Some of the boys decided to go for a spot of sailing

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Handover 2011

Handover 2011

Duty Rotarian: Gavin Ferguson. STOP PRESS: This was a Ladies Evening

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Walking weekend 2011

Walking weekend 2011

Malcolm Saw led us through the beautiful countryside of North Norfolk.

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Peter Moreton - a Celebration in Words and Music

Peter Moreton - a Celebration in Words and Music

Spinney Theatre, Spinney Hill Road, Northampton NN3 6DG.

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Birthday Party 2010

Birthday Party 2010

Duty Rotarians: Eric Watson and Colin Wilsher

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Oakfield's Homestead

Oakfield's Homestead

Led by Chris Pickering decking and a pergola were constructed at Homestead, which is Oakfield's home for the more independent. There were work parties on all three days.

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District Conference, Bournemouth 2010

District Conference, Bournemouth 2010

The weather was good, the company even better and even the conference was good in parts

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RYLA 2010

RYLA 2010

Rotary Youth Leadership Award is an annual event run, over a week at Grafham Water

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Trip to Morgan Cars in Malvern

Trip to Morgan Cars in Malvern

Our members' trip to Malvern to visit the Morgan Cars factory. Although I don't think anyone actually placed an order

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Walking weekend 2010

Walking weekend 2010

Another excellent weekend of fellowship, fun and LOTS of mud

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Technology Tournament - a preview

Technology Tournament - a preview

As a warm-up for the main event on Wed 17th March we got to try out what the kids will do, far better than us, in a few weeks time. Duty Rotarians: Hall & Harris

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Burns Supper 2010

Burns Supper 2010

Scotch broth, haggis, cranachan and a good dram were served to the appreciative crowd. The Pudding was piped in by Alan McIlravie

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Pensioners' party

Pensioners' party

Weston Favell School

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Walking weekend 2009

Walking weekend 2009

Based at the Centurion Hotel in Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BD we enjoyed a weekend of fellowship and gentle exercise in the Mendips.

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Eric's seat - a visit

Eric's seat - a visit

Richard Parkinson arranged a visit to Eric's bench at Pitsford, in the company of Margaret. There was also an extended walk.

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Weekday walk

Weekday walk

Les Worthington bears the Leader's Stick

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Brian Ablitt Shield evening 2009

Brian Ablitt Shield evening 2009

Duty Rotarians: Harrison and Latham

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Workdays at Oakfield

Workdays at Oakfield

Ivan got together a motley crew, over 3 days, to get their hands dirty

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Weekend walk

Weekend walk

Starting from the Kings Head, Wadenhoe, out to Lyveden New Bield and back to the pub for lunch.

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Christmas 2008 - Tony's pictures

Christmas 2008 - Tony's pictures

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Handover 2008

Handover 2008

Outgoing President Alan hands over to incoming President Chris

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Haiti emergency

Haiti emergency

These are just a few pictures of ShelterBoxes being sent off and arriving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Also of the collection in the Grosvenor Centre Northampton

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