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Busy auction kicks off 783rd Corby Glen Sheep Fair




Corby Glen hosted its annual sheep auction on Monday as a precursor to the village's 783rd sheep fair.

The event, believed to the oldest surviving sheep fair in the country dating back to 1283, returns on Sunday, October 3 after missing a year because of the pandemic.

The historic auction, managed by Selby Livestock Auction Mart, brought more than 1,000 sheep to Tanners Lane.

The auction is the precursor to Corby Glen's 783rd annual sheep fair next month
The auction is the precursor to Corby Glen's 783rd annual sheep fair next month

The fair weekend kicks off on Saturday, October 2 with live music from 8pm in the market square before the big day.

It will feature a funfair, music, dancing and entertainment on the market square stage, stalls, craft shows, vintage cars and, the sheep show itself.

The weekend will conclude with a second sheep auction on the following Monday.

Monday's auction drew more than 1,000 sheep to Corby Glen
Monday's auction drew more than 1,000 sheep to Corby Glen
Corby Glen is believed to host the oldest surviving sheep fair in the country
Corby Glen is believed to host the oldest surviving sheep fair in the country


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