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Timeline item 15: 1902 - The new Methodist chapel is built on Chapel Lane. In the same year, the turkey oak is planted to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII

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

Timeline item 12: 1873 - The post windmill on Debdale Hill, first mentioned in 1338, blows down in a gale and is never rebuilt. Joseph Asher is the last of the millers


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.

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 09b: 1794 -Frances Bowater introduces Beethoven’s music to England when she hosts a performance of the String Trio in E flat. Her lavishly-renovated Old Dalby Hall is a centre for chamber music until the 1820s

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.

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