Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Tuesday 28th April 2020

Here are the key stories for the day, with thanks to our WhatsApp group who keep these coming in all day. There are now 126 members of the group, with every street represented.


The overall level of traffic on the roads yesterday was noticeably higher. There were also more cars around with two or more people in them travelling early through the Village towards Hargrave. This is a sure sign that the lock down is under strain. Hopefully the change in the weather will dampen the enthusiasm for outings.

More information is being added to the Parish History web site about the battle of Chelveston Hall. There is a map showing the location of the field "Wheel Away" where the cannonis believed to have lost its wheel. There is also a picture of the Church showing the chimney of the coke furnace. Mark has also included the map below taken from the RAF survey in 1925. Chad, Steph and the twins have permission to metal detect the area later in the year.

Here is a map taken from an aerial survey of the area around Hall Farm showing the outlines of Chelveston Hall and the two fish ponds.

The Village history just keeps on giving!


None that we know of in the Village but how about Saddam Hussein, Terry Pratchett and Penelop Cruz on the international and national stage?


  • UK reported hospital deaths from Covid-19 went up by 360 to 21,092. This was a welcome surprise. A Monday normally sees a jump following weekend reporting problems. If this trend continues, then we will be clearly on the downward slope of the infection curve. However, 4,310 new cases were reported, still stubornly high. This may reflect the additional testing now being done.

This chart has aligned the epidemics from 4 countries with different approaches to the crisis.


The Northamptonshire figures are now encouraging with new cases being in single figures. This is surely something our two hospitals can cope with.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought

Parish History
Puzzle Library

Advice on breathing with Covid-19 Symptoms
Vulnerable Household registration
Northamptonshire County Council Support Line Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Longhurst Housing Association Support Line Call 0300 123 1745
Village support line Call 07850 570007 in the first instance and Iíll find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

In our 6th week of lock down, it seems pigeons have learned social distancing, but some idiots still struggle with simple rules . . .

Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.