Burton Wold wind farm
Burton Latimer shown within Northamptonshire
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Burton Latimer is a town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population in 2001 of 6,740. It is just south of the junction of the A6 and A14 in the borough of Kettering. The two-mile A6 bypass opened in October 1991.
The town's name is derived from the le Latimer family who lived there in the 13th Century. It grew in the 19th Century around the ironstone quarrying, clothing and footwear industries. A watermill used for grinding corn was converted and used at various times in the 19th century for the manufacture of silk, worsted and carpet-weaving, followed by its conversion to a steam mill to make chicory, mustard, animal foodstuffs and flour. The mill was acquired in the 1930s and became the home of Weetabix.
Burton Latimer is the location of the first wind farm in Northamptonshire. Burton Wold wind farm, operated by Your Energy has 10 turbines, producing enough electricity to power around 8,500 homes annually. It is also home to the Weetabix food company, The Alumasc Group PLC and several group undertakings and a Wm Morrisons supermarket distribution centre, which are major local employers. Weetabix is also made in Corby.
Presently, their Manager is Spencey Newcombe, who also played for the club throughout his career.
- Burton Latimer Online - Community website
- Historical website
- St Mary the Virgin church
- Burton Wold Wind Farm website
- YouTube video: turning on the windfarm
- Burton Latimer's Community Blog
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