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You can find more information on the Filby Association if you consult the shield.


From May 2010 the location of the Filby Association website has moved. The shield will take you there directly but if you have the old page bookmarked it may be a good idea re bookmark it.


Mary Filby, President of the Filby Association at the 2008 reunion.

1968 - Homecoming

The first event the Filby Association held in the village was the Homecoming in 1968. Filbys from all over the world converged on our small Norfolk village to meet together in the place with which they share their name.

Initially they came every three years and then, some thirty years ago as the association developed, they changed their gatherings to an annual event with the international get together every third year.


The 1968 Homecoming.

1971 - Homecoming

The second Homecoming, in 1971, was marked by the presentation of specially commissioned kneelers to All Saints Church.




The Filby Association Reunion Sunday

5th July 2009

People from around the world sharing the name of Filby, all spellings, again gathered in the village on Sunday 5th July 2009 for their annual reunion and church service.


The Committee

left to right: Wally Filby: Treasurer, Ruth Smith: Secretary, Jim Filby: Manager, Marion Filby: Editor "In Touch", Alan Filby: Deputy Manager.

The Association's Annual General Meeting took place in the Church Hall in the morning after which a several members visited the Community Orchard, on Thrigby Road, to see the progress of the two trees adopted by the Association.


Filby Association A.G.M. 2009, The committee at work.

left to right: Alan Filby: Deputy Manager, Marion Filby: Editor "In Touch", Jim Filby: Manager, Ruth Smith: Secretary, Wally Filby: Treasurer.


Visiting the Community Orchard.

The service in the afternoon was followed by refreshments provided by members of the parish.


2009 reunion

The 2010 Reunion will be a triennial international event and we look forward to welcoming Filbys from all over the world.


The Members of the Filby Association came to Filby for their annual get together on Sunday 6th July 2008 and the members who have the surname Filby or its many variations held their thanksgiving service at Filby Church on that day.


2008 reunion

Although this was not one of the triennial international get togethers it was special as it celebrated the 40th anniversary of the association and they presented the gift of a leaflet rack to the church.


The 2008 reunion gift of a leaflet rack presented to All Saints Church


After the 2008 reunion service those from the village who prepared and provided the refreshments for the Filbys were presented with gifts from the Association by Jim Filby, Association Manager.

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Additions and Revisions

New for 2010, to help you find the most recent information, this page contains links to new pages and those most recently revised.

Filby People

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

Filby Calendar 2010

Our 2010 calendar, continuing the "Filby Then & Now" theme, was launched as part of the Filby Playing Field, Bank Holiday Fun Weekend at the 'Local Roots' Exhibition in the Clubroom with profits again going to the new community centre fund.

Calendars are still on sale at Filby Post Office and via this website by sending an email to the address below.

The price has been held at £7.00. Any post and packing is extra.

There are still a few 2008 and 2009 calendars available via this website.

Ideas for the 2011 calendar are already being put together and we have started taking the 'now' pictures for it.

For enquiries and orders send an email to the address below.

Voices from the Past

New for 2010

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 are publishing, month by month, the Victorian equivalent of Village Voice starting with January 1890.

Church Hall, Church Lane

Built in the 1930s, now requires substantial refurbishment.

The future of this building is uncertain and fund raising for a new community centre, to be sited on the Playing Field, is progressing despite our application for Lottery funding being rejected.


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

Clubs & Groups

In more detail.

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