The ‘Greasy’ Pole at Corby Pole Fair

Historically, the Pole Fair has included the challenge of the Greasy Pole, where local people try their best to climb a greased telegraph pole for a chance to win a joint of ham. This year the challenge is to take a picture with our ceremonial pole and upload it to the Corby Pole Fair Facebook page by Friday 10th June. The best picture wins!

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Heritage Hunter mini-guide

This mini-guide is for history buffs, curious Corby inhabitants and people with an interest in the past. Experience the rich heritage of Corby for yourself from The Charter and Vikings to the stocks and the pole itself and learn all about the Pole Fair and the town first-hand.

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