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Billy Dalziel in Corby Heritage Centre
Billy Dalziel in Corby Heritage Centre

A group working to preserve Corby’s history is hoping to recruit new members.

Corby Borough Heritage Forum has been awarded a grant of £1,260 by Northamptonshire Communities Foundation and is using the cash to stage five talks to generate more interest in the organisation.

The first talk is being held on Friday, June 22, at Corby Old Village Community Centre, High Street, in the Old Village, starting at 7pm.

Local author and historian Dr Peter Hill is to give a talk entitled Corby Then and Now.

Billy Dalziel, heritage development officer for Corby, said: “We are hoping that through the talks we can generate new members of the forum and plan more activities.

“There are several projects in the pipeline but we need more people to be involved.”

Other events planned are a talk on the history of Corby steelworks by Steve Purcell, an ex-steelworker who is also a local historian and author, and a talk on the Hatton family and Kirby Hall by Malcolm Deacon.

Admission to the talk on Friday is £2 and refreshments will be available.