Book tells story of Our Corby

Our corby launch, Joe Stickley and lorraine dziarkowska
Our corby launch, Joe Stickley and lorraine dziarkowska

A book outlining the changes in Corby throughout the years, which was created by the involvement of the community, has been launched.

Corby Community Arts has released Our Corby – a book and DVD featuring the stories of people in the town produced through photography, spoken word and recordings.

It features the recordings contributed by people in the town when the group carried out its 24-hour Corby project asking people ‘how was their day?’.

The tales of people moving to Corby are also included in the book which was penned by resident writers Joel Stickley and Kevin Fegan.

Lorraine Dziarkowska, community photographer for Corby Community Arts, said: “The book tells a very interesting story in a creative way. It is not just a straight forward history book – it’s a lot more interesting than that – it’s participatory capturing people’s thoughts and feelings.”

The book and DVD costs £10 from Corby Library, The Paper Shop in New Post Office Square and the Signpost Shop. It is also available by calling 01536 266976 or from