Review of 2014: July and August

The Royal Anglians marched through Kettering in July
The Royal Anglians marched through Kettering in July

Thousands of people lined the streets of both Kettering and Corby in July when hundreds of soldiers from the 2nd Btn Royal Anglians marched through both towns.

In Irchester, meanwhile, excited archaeologists reported that they had unearthed more than two dozen skeletons in what they thought was an ancient cemetery at the former Roman town at Chester Farm.

And Corby’s Daniel Keatings won a gold medal in the Men’s Pommel Horse Final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Cereal giant Weetabix asked staff at its Corby and Burton Latimer sites for 30 volunteer redundancies in August.

The news came just weeks after the firm announced a further 50 to 60 jobs were at risk.

Elsewhere, Corby was thrust into the limelight when a campaign to encourage people in Scotland to vote ‘No’ in the independence referendum kicked off in the town, led by TV historian Dan Snow.