June Thomson, the Old Village's oldest resident, is chaired through the streets of Corby

Chairing the Corby Pole Fair - historic custom goes without a trip

A last-minute plea for volunteers meant the three chairs made their customary journey

Friday, 3rd June 2022, 8:33 am
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2022, 9:03 am

It wouldn’t be the Corby Pole Fair without the chairing – and this morning’s (Friday, June 3) traditional chair carrying event saw Reverend Paul Frost, Mayor of Corby Taffy Chikoto and the Old Village’s oldest resident June Thomson carried through the streets of the old village.

The trio were held aloft by locals as they were carried along the route of the three charter readings, watched by huge crowds. The organisers had appealed for extra carrying helpers yesterday, and their plea was answered.

See all the pictures here.

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