The Pole Fair, Corby

Corby is a town in Northamptonshire which, unusually, has a fair every twenty years. This photograph of the fun of the fair (not many smiles here though) was taken in the early 1900s. The fair’s various traditions are lost in the mists of time and it’s not even known where the name comes from but there is a suggestion that it originally involved throwing stuff and wrong-doers, hence these locals in the stocks. The next Pole Fair is in 2022.

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