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Love Corby

Love Corby

Danish invaders settled here in the 8th century and gave it its name, Kori’s by.  By the time the Domesday Book it had become Corbei.  Its charter which allowed two annual fairs and thus securing its prosperity was granted by Henry II in 1226.  The fair is still celebrated every 20 years in the Corby Pole Fair (next one 2022).  Since Iron Age times the rich seams of iron ore here have been worked, the arrival of the Kettering to Manton railway line greatly increased the town’s importance in the early 20th century leading to the building of vast steel works in the 1930’s.  Not surprisingly the effect was transforming as Corby grew from a village population of around 1,500 to a town population today of over 60,000.  The old village still survives ... is the host of everything great in Corby and the surrounding area whether looking to: Play, Shop, Eat, Sleep, Explore, Work, Study and much more…

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