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With Corby one of the strangest places, driven by relocated Scots in the 60's there were buses going back to Scotland every weekend 20's yrs ago. Not sure if its still done now.
It’s certainly a weird one. A good friend‘s family have owned an estate nearby since the middle ages. They’ve somehow kept it intact whilst the town has continued to grow around them. A bit offputting sitting in a gunbus knowing you’re outgunned by the locals!
 
I used to visit Corby twice a week as a salesman for Nestlé.
This was at a time when once you had the orders you would go to a phonebox and relay the requirement to your office.
Corby was an exception as there was never a phonebox which was operative so one had to hold the orders until you got to Stamford,Uppingham or Thrapston.
When in the centre language was a barrier as Scottish Steelworkers and families had a really strong accent, perhaps emphasised to exclude jessies like me!
It should be noted that even in a 1.1 Escort popular you were only a 5 minute drive away from amazing estates, beautiful land and scenery.
 
A good friend‘s family have owned an estate nearby since the middle ages. They’ve somehow kept it intact whilst the town has continued to grow around them. A bit offputting sitting in a gunbus knowing you’re outgunned by the locals!
If you are referring to Great Oakley it is indeed a most peculiar situation isn’t it?

It was in Corby that I had my most serious car accident (slammed in the nearside by a guy shooting out of a side road). When he eventually emerged from his totalled Vauxhall his toupee was still arranged in the centre of his face like a giant tarantula or the creature attached to John Hurt in Alien.
 
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