So How Well Do You Think You Know Corby?
3rd April 2013
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Now, we are told that Corby is a fast growing town and that means (of course!) there are many new residents to welcome and to help find their way around.

Corby has a great history and it occured to me that people (new and established) might like to know more about how the town has evolved in recent decades.

I was recently reminded about Alan Bell's excellent and fascinating piece of film (now available on You Tube) looking back at the early days from 1950s, 60s, and 70s. showing the development of the new town built by Scottish and Irish migrant workers.

The first film is about 29 mins long and well worth viewing if you have not done so already. And if you have seen it, well I'm sure you'll enjoy watching it again!

A second film continues on for a further 10 mins with a fascinating BBC 'Inside Out' story that reveals why "a crater on Mars was named after Corby!" And what's all this got to do with 'Porridge'?!!

I won't spoil it by giving you any more details other than the 'You Tube' link:




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