Corby Glen Sheep Fair to be an extra special event

Corby Glen Sheep Fair 2012.
Corby Glen Sheep Fair 2012.
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This year has been a special one for Corby Glen, and what better way to celebrate than by making the 2013 Sheep Fair better than ever?

Not only has the village’s Charles Read Academy been saved from closure, but the village pub has re-opened after a year of standing empty and villagers have welcomed new delicatessen The Pantry to the Market Place.

So to mark these great accomplishments, organisers of the 775th Corby Glen Sheep Fair are going all out to make 2013 even more memorable, said fair committee member Steve Honeywood.

He added: “It is a special year, as it celebrates its 775th anniversary, dating back as it does to a Royal Charter granted by Henry III in 1238. To mark the occasion, a full festival programme has been arranged for Sunday, October 6, followed by the traditional sheep auction being held on Monday, October 7.”

More than 30 stalls will be set up in Market Place, while entertainment includes a samba band, morris dancers, performances by The Dance Academy and Corby Glen Primary School, a village parade, vintage cars and cycles and a beer festival.

Meanwhile, at locations around the village will be a traditional fun fair, clay pigeon shoot, archery and air rifles, pony rides, a dog show and dog agility, cub, scout and guide activities and ferret racing.