Corby shoppers enjoy Christmas market

Corby's first Christmas market, outside the Cube.
Corby's first Christmas market, outside the Cube.
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Dozens of stalls run by charities, small businesses and breweries featured at a festive market outside the Corby Cube today (Saturday, December 14).

About 20 marquees were set up in James Ashworth VC Square between 9am and 5pm today – and traders will be back again tomorrow (Sunday, December 15) between 10am and 4pm.

It is the first such market to be held outside the Cube in the square – which was named earlier this year in honour of Corby soldier Lance Corporal James Ashworth, who was posthumously awarded the VC after he was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

The marquees held about 40 trestle tables which were rented out to interested traders.

Among the sellers today were the Nene Valley Brewery, Strawberry Fields Food Emporium, the Lakelands Hospice and many more.

Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “The space outside of the Corby Cube is the ideal place to hold a Christmas market and we are very excited about being able to offer this opportunity to traders.”