Old Dalby

Old Dalby is part of the parish of Old Dalby & Broughton and lies to the west of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire close to the Nottinghamshire border.  It is quite a small village with around 1,430 people, including the settlement of Queensway, living in or around the village.

Old Dalby has a very active community with many groups such as netball, cricket, choir, church, toddlers, scouts and wine club. The WI was disbanded in 2018. The village also boasts the Old Dalby Singers who rehearse most Tuesdays throughout the year in the Village Hall. 

Our children are educated at the preschool and primary school.

We even have our very own Belvoir Brewery and The Crown Inn.

Please Note… OLD DALBY DAY suspended in 2019

For over 30 years the community gets together to put on OLD DALBY DAY, a traditional village fete on the August Bank Holiday Monday. This event has brought thousands of visitors to the village who have enjoyed a varied and exciting array of entertainment and helped raise funding for many of the many groups in Old Dalby. Unfortunately, too few residents were able to help organise the event for 2019 so it has been suspended.

OLD DALBY DAY suspended in 2019

Please see Old Dalby Day website for more information.

Within this website you will be able to find information about living in Old Dalby.  Enjoy browsing.

February 2020;

After the recent Mini Digs Carenza has examined the numerous finds. Come along to hear the verdict at the village hall on Feb 5th.  See Old Dalby Village Hall for further details.

Old Dalby and Queensway Heritage Group, with the help of the Heritage Fund and Lincoln University, have embarked on a long term project to record the history and heritage of Old Dalby. They are compiling, recording, digitising photographs and documents relating to the history of the village and asking residents and members of the community for any items they may think relevant. These are then being stored in an on-line archive that is available to everyone. If you would like to submit something of interest please get in touch via the Old Dalby Village Hall website.
Click here to see items already in the Old Dalby Archive.
Govannen 2020 A4 poster-
Old Dalby Singers Christmas Warm Up

In 2019 the Old Dalby Singers were joined by the School Choir, the 1st Old Dalby Scouts and the Beavers, along with local and wonderfully talented guest artistes for a fun-filled evening. A surprisingly pleasing amount of musical talent for one small community thrilled the audience. The Christmas Warm Up was presented by the singers’ new musical director Deborah Davies.The next family-orientated Christmas concert kicks off at St John’s in Old Dalby on a Friday in December 2020 and there are wine and refreshments in the nearby village hall afterwards. Tickets are normally only £5.00 for adults, free for children and available via Ceris on 823145 or from Old Dalby Primary School. See Old Dalby Singers Website for further details. 

The singers will, in late January, start rehearsing for the summer concert which is scheduled for late June 2020. If you would like to join them please get in touch via the Old Dalby Singers Site.