Dublin Core




Items shown on Village Hall Timeline 'Old Dalby through time'


Old Dalby Heritage Committee


Old Dalby Village Archive




This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Old Dalby Digital Archive

Collection Items

Village Timeline item 29: 1999
Timeline item 29: 1999 - The millennium is celebrated with a new village sign, a group village photo and a torch-lit procession up Dalby Hill to the beacon on 31 December

Village Timeline item 13: 1880
Timeline item 13: 1880 - Old Dalby station opens on the new Nottingham-London railway line

Village Timeline item 11: 1827
Timeline item 11: 1827 - The Rev. William Sawyer moves into the hall with his sister Louisa. He rebuilds the stone church after a fire and continues to improve the village, building the reading room, school and '5 row' cottages.

Village Timeline item 25: 1971
Timeline item 25: 1971 - Lord Crawshaw, Chief Scout, opens the Scout Hut following a huge fundraising campaign by local residents

Village Timeline Item 27: 1986
Timeline item 27: 1986 - The village fete evolves into Old Dalby Day, which in subsequent decades raises over £200,000 for local causes

Village Timeline item 18: c.1935
Timeline item 18: c1935 - Thomas Henry Fisher, the illustrator of Richmal Crompton's Just William stories, settles in the village

Village Timeline item 30: 2005
Timeline item 30: 2005 - The church restoration is completed after locals raise a staggering £330,000! A calendar is one of the many fundraising ventures

Village Timeline item 06: 1590
Timeline item 06: 1590 - Cottages are built on a new village site. Those that become the Crown Inn are today the oldest structures in Old Dalby

Village Timeline item 08: 1763
Timeline item 08: 1763 - Frances Bowater inherits the estate from her father, Lord Faversham. She establishes a charity to supply stockings to poorer village women.

Village Timeline item 23: 1968
Timeline item 23: 1968 - Old Dalby station closes to passengers. Croft Gardens and Hawthorn Close are built, bringing new young families into the village
View all 32 items