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. A giant papier mache head of Queen ElizabethI, who granted Corby the Charter Fair.
Queen Elizabeth I, who granted Corby the Charter Fair.
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. A giant papier mache head of Queen ElizabethI, who granted Corby the Charter Fair.

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Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 25 Aug 2014
Location: Corby Northamptonshire UK
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