Corby Pole Fair in the media

Cyclist reading the Heritage panels 3.6.2022 © Rooful Ali

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If you missed these articles, TV segments and radio shows about Corby Pole Fair, have a look and listen at the links below!


BBC Radio Northampton

Listen to the catch-up links on BBC Sounds
Breakfast Show on 3.6.2022 with Liz Jeeves and Tom Percival

The whole show references Pole Fair with highlights (rounded to the nearest minute) at:

  • 00:27:00 Denise Westwood (Chair of the Pole Fair committee)
  • 00:40:00 Tom Percival at the Proclamation of the Charter
  • 01:00:00 Cyril Sellars (Corby resident) & Paul Balmer (Pole Fair committee member)
  • 01:08:00 Tom Percival
  • 01:25:00 interview with Reverend Paul Frost (St John the Baptist Church)
  • 01:54:00 Interview with June Thompson (oldest resident of Corby village)
  • 02:08:00 Tom Percival, Corby Silver Band & Cyril Sellars
  • 02:22:00 Interview with Cllr Tafadzwa Chikoto(Corby Mayor)
  • 02:54:00 Interview with Denise Westwood
  • 03:21:00 Interview with Pole Fair visitors from abroad
  • 03:48:00 Tom Percival featuring Chuck The Poet

Afternoon Show on 3.6.2022 with Daisie-Belle and James Grant

  • 00:17:00 James Grant
  • 00:39:00 Interview with Luke aka Nuka (Vikings of Mercia)
  • 01:15:00 Interview with Richard York (Storyteller)
  • 01:45:00 Interview with Megan Jones (Head of Drama at Corby Business Academy)
  • 02:32:00 Interview with Charmaine Childs (Strong Lady)

Times Radio

Listen from 00:27:20 to John Pienaar with Pole Fair committee Chair Denise Westwood


BBC Look East


Print and digital

National Lottery Heritage Fund Corby – a town with a centuries-old royal tradition

ITV Corby Pole Fair: Thousands turn out for ancient festival held once every 20 years

BBC Corby Pole Fair: The ancient celebration held once every 20 years

Northants Telegraph Corby Old Village resident June, 85, ready to be chaired at Pole Fair

Northants Telegraph Chairing the Corby Pole Fair – historic custom goes without a trip

The Herald Zim-born mayor Chikoto feted in UK

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Published 8th June 2022

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