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Following the success of our "Filby Weddings" and "Filby People" themed displays at the Church during Open Gardens 2009 and 2010 we followed up this year with a display of pictures of people who lived in the village of Filby at some point in their lives.

We again asked for pictures of residents taken at any point in their lives. Of course we also needed to know the name of the person, including the maiden name if applicable, and their dates of residence. At the event 179 pictures and biographies were displayed and seen by 192 visitors to the Clubroom.

Open Gardens was held on the 16th and 17th July.

The pictures have now joined those of the Filby Weddings and Filby People collections in the Filby Collection to be housed in the New Community Centre. These collections have already become a valuable resource for the future and are continually being added to.

Here is an example of a picture used, indeed we enlarged and framed it and used it to promote the event.


William English Bunn

  • Born: 1845, Filby
  • Married: 10th October 1878, All Saints Church, Filby, to Rebecca Nichols.
  • Died: 1st May 1914, Filby.
  • Son of John and Elizabeth Bunn née English.
  • Landlord of the Kings Head Public House, Main Road, Filby from 1878 to 1914.

If you have any memories of Filby or its people we still look forward to hearing from you, if you have any photographs of the village or its people, any era, you would be willing to share we would appreciate the opportunity to see, copy and add them to the collection. Contact us by using the email link below or ringing Lesley & Keith on 01493 369536

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Additions and Revisions
In 2010, to help you find the most recent information, we launched this page which contains direct links to new pages and those most recently revised.

Filby People Remembered

New for 2011. Following the success of our "Filby Weddings" and "Filby People" themed displays at the Church during "Open Gardens 2009 and 2010 respectively" go to this page to discover more about the 2011 display.

Filby Calendar 2012

Our 2012 calendar is still under consideration, if we go ahead with it this year it will be launched at the Filby Playing Field, Bank Holiday, Fun Weekend at the Exhibition in the Clubroom with profits again going to the New Community Centre Fund.
The price will probably be set at £7.50 to reflect the extra cost of materials. Any post and packing is extra.
As well as some 2011 calendars, earlier calendars, 2008, 2009 and 2010, are still available via this website by sending an email to the address below.
The price is £7.00. Any post and packing is extra.

Voices from the Past

On 20th October 2009, we started publishing a weekly "Filby News" bulletin on the Village Voice page.
Then we got to wondering what our forebears considered worthy of record and what they were doing one hundred and twenty years ago. This page is the result. From in January 2010 we have published, month by month, the Victorian equivalent of Village Voice starting with January 1890.

New Community Centre

For some time much village fund raising has centred on this project. We have now reached a stage where things are starting to show visible progress. To help us bring this to completion please support local events and initiatives.


This building is a bit special as it is one of the last two 'clay lump' structures in the village.

Clubs & Groups

If you wish to publicise your club, or organisation, and it is based in Filby or relevant to our village, please email the webmaster.

F.E.P.O.W. Memorial Bed

Originally created in 2008, and further developed with permanent features in 2009.
The Far Eastern Prisoners of War Memorial Bed is our recognition of the deprivations they suffered.

Filby Community Orchard

Phase One 2008

Alright; so it was only 21 one year old maiden trees but it was a start. We still planted 50% more trees than we initially planned.

Phase Two 2009

30 trees were bought and planted. The orchard area was greatly expanded and now features the 'wild life' garden.

Phase Three 2010

At its September meeting the Parish Council agreed to allocate additional land to the Community Orchard Project. We now had space for another 36 or so trees and these were planted in late February 2011.
Volunteers to help us are always welcome, contact the Potting Shed.

Rev. 8th June 2011