As part of the "Our Woods" festival, Peter Hill led two walking events entitled: “A Road through Time” and “Roman Times to Now!”.
The first will explored the area from Rockingham Road in Corby through to Rockingham Castle. The second connected the woodlands of Hazel Wood and Thoroughsale Wood together via the ancient Roman road that connects the two.
Together, these walks covered a large swathe of local and national history, stretching back to pre-Roman Iron Age settlements, through the long period of Roman colonization, later Viking settlements, to the more recent past with the development of Corby as a centre for steel production, as well as the present post-industrial heritage the town is gradually coming to terms with. In doing so, he showed how these two parts of Corby have come to be through the ages as they are now, linking the development of the rural and urban landscapes with the political, economic and social developments of the times.
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