Glorious success for sheep fair in Corby Glen

Corby Glen Sheep Fair
Corby Glen Sheep Fair
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A TRADITIONAL sheep fair has been hailed a success thanks to glorious weather.

The Corby Glen Sheep Fair Association were delighted with how this year’s 773nd Corby Glen Sheep Fair went, which was held between Saturday and Monday.

The village has hosted an agriculture fair with a sheep auction since 1238 and it always proves a hit with villages and visitors who come from afar to enjoy the event.

The fair included lots of attractions for all the family, such as a fun fair, displays, shows and a parade as well as a sheep auction on Monday.

The auction was also a hit with buyers and sellers, with some of the pedigree sheep being sold at 500 guineas.

A copy of the village’s original charter, which dates back to 1238, was also on display at the Willoughby Memorial Gallery in Corby Glen.

John Newman, from Northborough Framing, framed the copy free of charge for the village.

It was this document which granted permission for the sheep fair to take place.

Association chairman Steve Honeywood, 55, of Station Road, Corby Glen, said they were delighted with the weather, which allowed them to stage the planned events around the village.

He said: “Holding an outdoor festival in October is always challenging but this year we were really lucky that the Corby Glen Sheep Fair was held on the weekend of exceptional weather.

“It made such a difference to the event.

“We were so fortunate this year with the weather which meant that visitors could enjoy the sun and the performances and activities around the village.

“Its was great to celebrate Corby Glen’s history and heritage in the 773rd annual sheep fair.”

Pupils from Corby Glen Primary School and The Charles Read Academy attended the event.

Staff and pupils from the academy also got involved in the event by holding a stall.

Pupils had their work on display, and there was also a 1963 log book from the old Charles Read High School and many nostalgic photographs for people to look at.

Mr Honeywood thanked everyone who supported the sheep fair during the course of the three days.