Record crowds at the 2013 Corby Glen Sheep Fair

Corby Glen Sheep Fair. 783D
Corby Glen Sheep Fair. 783D
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Villagers of the oldest generation cannot remember a time when the Corby Glen Sheep Fair was busier than this year’s event.

Thousands of people joined in the celebration of the fair’s 775th year on Sunday, making it a record-breaking turnout.

Corby Glen Sheep Fair. 783D

Corby Glen Sheep Fair. 783D

Chairman Steve Honeywood said: “It was a memorable weekend, with thousands of visitors to the event, a great street market, a day full of entertainers, a samba band leading the village parade, combined with a Dakota flypast, a well supported dog show, a traditional fun fair and a successful clay shoot raising funds for the air ambulance – and everyone enjoying themselves.”

Several groups put on performances for the crowds, including pupils of Corby Glen Community Primary School, the Corby Glen Dance Academy, Spalding Folk Club, the Lady Bay Revellers and Bourne Borderers morris dancers and the Musical Minis.

Meanwhile, the Sambando samba band led the village parade, accompanied by a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota.

Families could also try clay pigeon shooting, which raised money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, and enter their pooches into a dog show and agility classes. There was also ferret racing, cub and guide activities and pony rides, plus a beer festival in The Fighting Cocks pub.

Crowds at the 2013 Corby Glen Sheep Fair.

Crowds at the 2013 Corby Glen Sheep Fair.

Sunday’s fair concluded with a village tug of war competition, in which Corby Glen firefighters took on a village team, and a hot air balloon launch.

And on Monday, the traditional sheep fair was held in the village.