Visitors crowded the Market Place in Corby Glen on Sunday to take part in the village’s most successful Big Lunch event yet.
The Market Place was closed to traffic and was busy with residents enjoying a charity lunch in the sunshine, while children enjoyed a Musical Minis session with Peppa Pig and Bobby Bear, followed by races. A Big Lunch Bake Off drew a large number of entries, with the cakes being judged by chef Dan Bland.
The event was also an opportunity for the village to recognise the service provided by the Corby Glen fire crew and, in particular, the award to four of the crew, Bryan Lynch, Brian Walsingham, Gary Hazlewood and Ruairi Lennon, of the Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation, and of the British Empire Medal to Brian Walsingham.
Later in the afternoon, all eyes were on the sky as a Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight from RAF Coningsby passed over the Market Place three times.
The day concluded with a Big Lunch Songs of Praise service in St John’s Church, with hymns chosen by Corby Glen organisations. The singing was accompanied by local musicians, including trumpeter Steve Chanley and cellist Janet Roberts.
Amy Roberts, of the Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund, said: “We had a fantastic Big Lunch, with so many people enjoying themselves in the Market Place, with the bake off, children’s games, a Dakota flypast, and funds raised for the Christmas Tree Fund.”