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!


Corby Radio

BBC Radio Northampton

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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

A message from our local MP


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 Bumper crowds flock to Corby for the Pole Fair

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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Updated 29th June 2022

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