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town (1991 pop. 48,704) and district, Northamptonshire, central England. Situated over one of the world's largest ironstone fields, Corby has grown rapidly since the 1930s, when new techniques of steel production were developed. Steelworks were the chief industry until the British Steel Corp. closed in 1979, after which the town's economy shifted toward engineering.



a city in Great Britain, in the county of Northampton. Population, 48,000 (1971). The city was built in the 1930’s at the site of a large metallurgical combine (near an iron-ore deposit).

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The company is proposing that its other UK operation in Corby, Northamptonshire be transferred to High Wycombe.
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