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Timeline item 04: 1220 - A stone church is built for villagers' use

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Timeline item 10: 1805 - The first Methodist chapel is built near the Crown Inn with donations from the Orsons, a local farming family

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Timeline item 14: 1895 - Charles James Phillips, well-known brewer, buys the estate. As the primary local employer, he donates the unusual four-faced clock to the church to ensure his workers arrive on time

Timeline item 17: 1931 - Eva Howe (1914-1991) is a pupil-teacher at the old school. She lives in Old Dalby all her life, attending the school as a child and teaching here until retirement

Timeline item 22: 1961 - On 18 June, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh sleep over on the train at Old Dalby station. This becomes a regular occurrence for members of the Royal Household into the 1980s

Timeline item 01: c863 - A Viking settlement is built near the lake; it becomes part of the Danelaw


Timeline item 07: 1628 - The first Duke of Buckingham buys the estate. Oliver Cromwell seizes it but it is returned to the second Duke on the restoration of Charles II


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


Timeline item 21: c1957 - Major Blount, C J Phillips's nephew and heir, vacates the hall. The estate is divided into lots and sold, thus ending 780 years of the Manor of Old Dalby

Timeline item 03: 1160 - The Knights Hospitaller build a preceptory; the Manor of Old Dalby, or estate, remains in their ownership for 380 years
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