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Welcome to the web pages for the Village of Filby, Norfolk.

This website aims to show who we are and some of what we are doing.
References may also be included for the neighbouring parishes of Thrigby and Mautby as some activities overlap and people move around.
We also have a sister site for Filby in Bloom which covers our 'in bloom' activities. It will merit regular visits in the coming year as we go forward, especially as it has been announced that the village has again been nominated for the Britain in Bloom in Bloom Finals, 2012.
However, by far the most up to date news is to be found on the Village Voice page.

Filby Remembers

As part of its contribution to the World War 1 Commemorations, Filby would like to acknowledge and remember those from Filby and those who have a connection with the village who served in both world wars and up to the present day.

There will always be a lot of work to be done before this site is anyway near complete, in fact it will probably never be complete as we are generating material faster than I can put it up and the village continues to evolve, so you may find strange screens or links that have yet to be forged. Please visit regularly to see what has changed.

Some of the links are not yet in place and content for some of the pages is still awaited.

News and current events can be found on the Village Voice page and you can follow the links to see what happened, if I know of course, and, perhaps, what you missed can be found on the Village Voice Echoes pages.

Should you prefer a larger text size than that displayed you should be able to adjust the settings on your browser without upsetting the layout too much.

Using the menus you should be able to navigate the site using just about any web browser on any operating system.

Some of the older of the pages are still being rewritten to take advantage of the leaner code, flexibility and quicker download times offered by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). However, pages should still display reasonably, if not totally as intended, even if you are using an older browser (like Netscape 4.x which does not understand some CSS commands) or Internet Explorer 5.x for Windows (which does not always render CSS correctly).

If the page display is a real mess perhaps it is time to consider upgrading to the latest, more secure, version of the browser or try an alternative browser such as Firefox which is free to download and being actively supported.

Should you experience any particular difficulty accessing any of these pages please send an email to the address below.

If you have any comments on the site or the efforts of the village please email to: webmaster@filbyvillage.org.uk

Praise is always welcome but criticism can help our continued development.

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To help you find the most recent information this page contains direct links to new pages and those most recently revised.

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. Since 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 received Stage 2 Big Lottery approval. The next stage application for Stage 3 lottery funding has been submitted and we are eagerly awaiting the result any day now. To help us bring this to a successful conclusion please support local events and initiatives.

Clubroom

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 at the address at the bottom of every page.

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.
In Phase Two, 2009, 30 trees were bought and planted. The orchard area was greatly expanded and now features the 'Wild Garden' also known as the Insect Garden.
For Phase Three, 2010, at its September 2009 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 bringing the total to 72 trees.

Filby: Local Roots

Bringing together Filby's past and present.
This project was developed and expanded with further exhibitions and displays held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It includes the much expanded collection of wedding photographs first shown in the Church during Open Gardens weekend 2009 and much, much more.
We would welcome the opportunity to see any photographs, pictures, recordings or documents of any era relating to Filby and its people that you would be willing to share. We are especially interested in memories of the two World Wars, Silver Jubilee and other village celebrations.

Rev. 27th September 2014