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Article from Leicester Mercury, Thursday September 3 1987 'Old Dalby shows off'. Twelve gardens of Old Dalby were on show, which raised a staggering £1,000 to help towards the final phase of restoration at the local village hall.

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"Article from the Melton Times, on the first publicly announced 'Old Dalby Day' Bank Holiday weekend, August 1986. Denis Coath, from Central Television, opened the event and his wife judged the fancy dress. The winners of the 3 classes were Kate &…

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Article from Melton Times for one of the first Old Dalby Fetes 1984/85, 'Old Dalby's Wild Bunch'! Pictured are children in fancy dress, sitting pretty in the stocks; Julie Stokes (6); Helen Rodgers (5); Louise Dixon (4); Meric Little (7) and Craig…

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July 1984, Power News, the staff newspaper of the Central Electricity Generating Board. An article on CEGB's nuclear Flask development programme and the issue of Flask safety. The test rail crash, in the village of Old Dalby, was part of a £1.6m…

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Timeline item 26: 1984 - On 17 July, the stability of a nuclear flask is demonstrated in a simulated train crash at the Old Dalby test track. Also in 1984, the parish council purchases the old school and establishes the village hall committee to…

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

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Melton Times Old Dalby Day news article 'Old Dalby's wild bunch' Fancy dress competitors

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Melton Times Old Dalby Day news article 'TV presenter opens gala day' 31/08/1986

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Photo of villagers outside Home Farm, 1984 (L-R) Mary Anderson, Mary Benbow, Pat Greaves, Ann Clark, Eileen Hyslop, Ann McKenna, Pat Schorb, Val Anderson

Photo of Wilf Goodman on village green with villagers, early 1980s, planting tree
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