A Bit About Corby
A large town in the East Midlands, Corby is located roughly 23 miles to the north east of Northampton. With a history dating back hundreds of years, the town’s initial means of commerce were farming and mining.
During the 20th Century, the town became a centre of the steel industry thanks to the industrial revolution. In particular, the opening of the Stewarts and Lloyds steel works in the 1930s led to a population boom within the town, as thousands migrated for work.
Today, the town is home to a number of attractions and features that bring travellers to the town. Until 2018, the most notable of these was the Rockingham Motor Speedway, which hosted a number of events such as the British Touring Car Championship races. Now, the town’s East Carlton Country Park brings people to the town thanks to its walking trails, fishing lakes, and heritage centre.
The town is also home to the Corby Cube, a modern and visually distinctive building that serves as a community hub and library, and represents the town's regeneration following the economic downturn of the later 20th century.
Corby has international ties thanks to its twinning arrangement with the French town of Dąbrowa Górnicza.