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CORBY POLE FAIR NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 2022

Corby, Northamptonshire, England 3rd June 2022. Corby Pole Fair takes place in Corby Old Village once every twenty years. The Charter Fair was granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1585. The Pole Fair starts by the reading of the Charter at the three entrances to the village by the vicar, the Rev Paul Frost who then is ‘chaired’ along with the Mayor, councillor Tafadzwa Chikoto and the villages oldest resident Mrs June Thompson. Hymns are sung and Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee is celebrated. Traditionally any stranger to the Old Village has to pay a toll to enter the Pole Fair, in reference to the Charter excusing Corby residents from paying a road toll. The parade a papier mache giant figure of John Anderson an escaped African American slave, who fled via Canada and arrived in England, who was taught to read and write by the clergy and visited the Pole Fair in 1862 and was made 'toll free'.
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John Anderson an escaped American slave
Corby, Northamptonshire, England 3rd June 2022. Corby Pole Fair takes place in Corby Old Village once every twenty years. The Charter Fair was granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1585. The Pole Fair starts by the reading of the Charter at the three entrances to the village by the vicar, the Rev Paul Frost who then is ‘chaired’ along with the Mayor, councillor Tafadzwa Chikoto and the villages oldest resident Mrs June Thompson. Hymns are sung and Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee is...
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Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 25 Aug 2014
Location: Corby Northamptonshire UK
Credit: Homer Sykes Copyright
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  • John Anderson
  • Fugitive Slave
  • Corby Pole Fair
  • Corby
  • Corby Old Village
  • Northamptonshire
  • Community Event
  • Charter Fair
  • England
  • UK
  • Archival
  • Archive Stock
  • Social History
  • Annual Event
  • Arts Culture and Entertainment
  • 2020-2029
  • 2022
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Platinum Jubilee
  • Bank Holiday

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