Travelling Historical Market returns

The popular Travelling Historical Market makes a welcome return to Corby town centre this week following its first appearance last Christmas.

The market – located adjacent to the Willow Place Gateway Car Park in Elizabeth Street – will be open from 10-13 December, trading from 10am to 6pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10am to 3pm on Sunday. This year’s line-up includes A Piece of History, Cowleys Fine Foods, Roo the Leather Carver, Trolls Bottom Mead, Honest Jim, Noctule, the Guild of Theophilus, Stagman Creations and the Roving Apothecary.

Organiser Martin Cowley says: “We believe a market should be more than simply a place to buy things. All our members are passionate about keeping history alive by offering a varied selection of traditional crafts, goods and demonstrations, whilst wearing historical clothing. We aim to provide a fascinating backdrop as well as an interesting showcase to a wide range of events, from Christmas markets to music festivals.

“A visit to our market is much more than just stocking up on Christmas gifts. The Travelling Historical Market is like an open gallery; a story told by interesting people through a wide variety of stalls.”

Following the second lockdown, all stores in Corby Town Centre and Willow Place have reopened. Some larger stores will be staying open late in the run-up to Christmas to enable customers to make up for lost time and to reduce overcrowding and the need to queue as they shop. Social distancing measures are still in place and face coverings must be worn in all stores.