Record crowd for Corby Glen Sheep Fair

Sambando samba band lead the parade at Corby Glen Sheep Fair
Sambando samba band lead the parade at Corby Glen Sheep Fair
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A village was transformed into a heaving market filled with entertainers for a traditional event dating back centuries.

The 775th Corby Glen Sheep Fair attracted a record crowd of several thousand this weekend.

The event included performances from Corby Glen Community Primary School, The Dance Academy, Spalding Folk Club, morris dancing groups Lady Bay Revellers and Bourne Borderers, and a street workout session for tines with Musical Minis.

Sambando samba band led the village parade, which was accompanied by a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota.

Around the village a successful clay shoot was held, raising funds for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, along with a well-supported dog show with dog agility classes, ferret racing, cubs and guides activities and pony rides.

A beer festival was held over the weekend in The Fighting Cocks pub.

The fair concluded with a village tug of war competition, in which Corby Glen firemen took on a village team, and a hot air balloon launch.

Sheep Fair chairman Steve Honeywood said “It was a memorable weekend, with thousands of visitors to the event, a great street market, a day full of entertainers, a samba band leading the village parade, combined with a Dakota flypast, a well supported dog show, a traditional fun fair and a successful clay shoot raising funds for the air ambulance - and everyone enjoying themselves.”