Exhibition of Corby celebrations

The Queen on her visit to Corby in June
The Queen on her visit to Corby in June

After Corby’s summer of fun, which included a visit by the Queen and the Olympic Torch relay, an exhibition is being staged featuring past celebrations and sporting successes.

From now until Friday, November 9, residents are invited to the heritage centre in High Street to see photographs and other memorabilia of Corby Pole Fair, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and local athletes who have competed in the Olympics.

The centre opens from 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.

It also tells the story of Corby’s long association with iron and steel-making, the town’s regeneration and exciting plans for the future.

Corby Council’s heritage champion, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Corby is proud to have its very own heritage centre where people are free to explore some of the fascinating facts of the town’s past.

“Our borough has changed dramatically over recent years and so it is great that we have somewhere to preserve and celebrate where we have come from to get to where we are today.”