Corby Glen Sheep Fair history box

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Hundreds of people crowded the streets of Corby Glen on Sunday for the 774th annual sheep fair, which took over the village.

Chairman of the organising committee Steve Honeywood was thrilled to see so many people enjoying the day.

Corby Glen Sheep Fair. Jacob Lamming, Onkar Singh, Michael Newton   696C

Corby Glen Sheep Fair. Jacob Lamming, Onkar Singh, Michael Newton 696C

He said: “This has been the busiest sheep fair we have had for a few years. The number of stalls and people attending has been the best.”

There was a fun fair, fly-past, music, children’s games, food stalls, a dog stall, bouncy castle and much more to keep the crowds entertained.

One of the highlights of the day for Steve, who has helped organise the event for 16 years, was when everyone came together to see the large parade that followed a brass band through the Market Place, which was lined with cheering crowds.

Steve said the organising has taken over the committee members’ lives for the last few weeks.

But he added: “It’s quite satisfying when you’ve done it, it’s superb. To see so many people makes it all worthwhile, it brings the village together and everybody remembers it.

“There’s a wonderful community spirit.”

Most of the money raised at the event is put back into the pot to fund next year’s event but the committee also hope to make a donation to the air ambulance.

Steve said: “We won’t know for a little while but seeing the number of people we are hoping to have had a really good year.”

The funday was followed by the traditional sheep auction on Monday.

Steve added: “That is a very different type of event.”

The sheep fair committee are already planning a very special funday to celebrate the 775th event next year.

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