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What you will find about Olney across our sections:
- Use Olney Online to find out about Olney History: "From Roman times, through to Saxon times, mentions in the Domesday Book and The Battle of Olney in 1643... Olney really is an historic town. Lace making, along with shoemaking had its part to play in Olney's history in the 18th and 19th Century. Then, Olney was a poor community hit by outbreaks of cholera and smallpox. Olney now is famous for the pancake race established many hundreds of years ago, and for its connections to the slave trader turned abolitionist John Newton who is celebrated in Olney's musuem along with the poet William Cowper."
- Olney Online has information about sports and activities in and around Olney - from fishing on the River Great Ouse either in Olney or the villages nearby, or the recreation on offer at Emberton Park, and the great walking and cycling in Olney and the wider area. We have details of the Three Shires Way, a bridleway running through the quiet rural landscape of Bucks, Beds and Northants and Olney. And not far from Olney, Salcey Forest gives you an escape along lovely forest walkways. Want to find a sports club, local society or organisation in Olney? Then we aim to have them all listed here, with contacts we try our best to keep up-to-date. And within an easy drive of Olney and the surrounding villages like Lavendon, Emberton, Clifton Reynes, Weston Underwood, Ravenstone and Turvey you will find out about the windsurfing, horse riding, golf & swimming in the Bedford, Northampton, Milton Keynes triangle.