Old Dalby


Two August Bank Holidays have now passed without an Old Dalby Day. 2020’s event would not have been possible because of the Corona Virus but 2019’s was canceled due to a lack of committed planners.

A meeting is scheduled for Zoom for 7.30 pm on Weds, 28th October. Old Dalby Village Hall has also been booked but, in light of the current situation, the meeting will be primarily conducted by Zoom as the hall can only accept a limited amount of attendees. If you would like to attend please reply to olddalbyday@yahoo.com for a Zoom invite or with any comments you may wish to convey.

If enough people wish to commit to reinstating ODD then a new team of planners would be required. If it is to be discontinued then perhaps proceedings should be instigated to dissolve the charity.  The meeting might then appoint a group to decide on the best disposal of assets and equipment, this to be done at a later date after inviting applications.

Corona Virus

See here for recent local news and information

Local information No8, 18th May  ,  Local information No9, 21st June

and Local information No10 1st Sept

Old and Queensway Bits and Bobs June Newsletter

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Old Dalby normally has a very active community with many groups such as netball, cricket, choir, church, toddlers, scouts and wine club. 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. Because of the threat from Covid-19 and recent government advice most activities in Old Dalby have been suspended or cancelled. Please visit Old Dalby Village Hall via odvh.co.uk for further details.


Important Note…

OLD DALBY DAY was suspended in 2019



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.
After the Mini Digs in September 2019, Carenza Lewis examined the numerous finds and gave a talk at the village hall on Feb 5th.  See Old Dalby Village Hall for further details.


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.



Letter to Old Dalby,   6th May, 2020

Dear Village Friends,

With great sadness I’m writing to let you know that our wonderful mum, Val Anderson, died this morning after deteriorating rapidly over the weekend. I know many of you have been great friends with mum for many years, and you have been as upset as us to see her moving into Hunters Lodge last year after her skiing accident. Hunters Lodge has been amazing for her, such a loving team and a great family atmosphere. And the best thing is that friends from the village have been able to visit so frequently, which was a real highlight to her days. Our heartfelt thanks to all those wonderful friends from the village that have been visiting regularly and showing your love for mum.

We moved to the village over 50 years ago, when I was 1 year old. Mum has so loved being an active part of village life and has contributed in so many different ways over the years. And I like to think she reaped the rewards of her loving and giving attitude to life, through all the love shown to her by village friends when she needed it most, confined to the wheelchair over the past year.

This is a sad day, but we are so glad that her last days were very peaceful and in the end, quick. And she was surrounded with love.

We will let you know what the funeral arrangements are once we know. But they are not likely to be normal, because of these strange times we are living in.

With lots of love

Cathy, Seamus and Peter Anderson