Corby Market

When the Market was situated in Queens square

By Michael Mahon

These are some photographs of the market when it was in Queens Square, it had moved from New Post office square.free counters

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Corby Market' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Corby Market' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Corby Market' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Corby Market' page

Queens Square

This page was added by Michael Mahon on 14/05/2012.
Comments about this page

I well remember when the market was in what was then the market square behind the bus station. I worked in the bank overlooking the market square. The Queen and Prince Philip came to open what I think maybe Queen's Square in the early 60s. The market was a place everyone went to. I remember popping over from work one day when it had been pouring down with rain. Standing looking at a stall, a gust of wind lifted the covers and I got soaked with rainwater which had gathered. My family arrived in Corby from Scotland in 1949 and it was a wonderland with houses with gardens and baths as well as inside toilets The community spirit was high especially through Our Ladies Church. Many people had no family so they created a family and anyone who had a Granny in Corby was a friend for life!

By Moira Jones
On 09/11/2013

The market was such a central place for the people of Corby, not only for a bargain but also to meet and have a natter with friends. My earliest memory of the market is about 1960. I left school in 1968 you could buy a whole outfit skirt, top and shoes for less than £3

By Margaret Mckelvie
On 21/01/2014

The market was such a central place for the people of Corby, not only for a bargain but also to meet and have a natter with friends. My earliest memory of the market is about 1960. I left school in 1968 you could buy a whole outfit skirt, top and shoes for less than £3

By Margaret Mckelvie
On 21/01/2014

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