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'What's New' Archive

A record of items added since the web site was revamped in September 2009

June 2012

Rogation Day 1946 - memories from Anne Silins on our history site

April 2012

The Classified Ads section has been re-done with new advertisers added

March 2012

Appleby Allotment Society web site launched

February 2012

The Motorway Comes to Appleby - pictures from 1986 when the M42 was extended to junction 11, showing the landscape before and after construction

January 2012

Pictures of the Black Horse renovation and updates on the work as it progresses

December 2011

A new book with a connection to Appleby: Joyce Lewis of Mancetter is a fictionalised account of the life of Joyce de Appleby (later Lewis), written by Pat Cunningham. Details here

Some lovely drawings by artist Frey Micklethwait have been added to Alan Robert's article A 16th Century Scandal

The history of the Black Horse in the 20th century is covered in Allan Condie's new article Alterations to the Black Horse on the History site

November 2011

A revised and extended chapter in the Appleby in Focus series has been published in our history site: In Focus 5: A Planned Village about the early development of Appleby Magna

Winning entries from our summer photo competition Village Life are published

A revised version of Allan Condie's article on the history of public transport in Appleby has been published

October 2011

Parish Council meeting dates for 2012 are published

The new refuse and recycling timetable is published

August 2011

The Film Society's programme for the new season, starting 9th September, is now published in our Village Groups section

June 2011

Appleby Occupations in 1911: a summary of the occupations listed on the 1911 census, showing how residents made their livings in the early part of the 20th century

The final census transcript, for 1911, has been added to the set on the history site

May 2011

Winning pictures in the wildlife photography competition are published

A further village census transcript is added to the history site -1841. We now have census transcriptions for 1841 to 1901 and a summary of the 1911 census.

April 2011

Memories of shopping in Appleby in the early 1950s: a new article by Walter Ellis on the history site

Classified adverts have been updated - new adverts include a plasterer, dog grooming and a chimney sweep. Support local businesses!

An updated version of Chapter 4 of Richard Dunmore's Appleby in Focus series has been published on the history web

March 2011

Meet the Locals - a new series in our Features section. The first Local is Gillian Bird, lacemaker.

February 2011

More pictures in our wildlife gallery, and a link added to Appleby Football Club's website

Appleby Census Data, for each census between 1851 and 1901, has been transcribed by Chris Bee and is now available as searchable pdf files

Places to Visit links - a new section in the links page, prompted by the addition of a link to Ashby Museum

January 2011

More pictures of Appleby in the Snow, taken by Marjorie Colver

A new link added to Leicester Talk, a discussion forum for people in Leicester and Leicestershire

December 2010

Wildlife gallery added - we welcome new pictures for any of our galleries

News Features - a new section of longer articles and pictures. The first items are about work starting on the Black Horse, and celebrating the completion of Church Hall renovations

Appleby's Flower Festival in Pictures, by Gillian Day

November 2010

Village questionnaire results are presented by Appleby Environment

Our new 'official' photographer, Gillian Day, publishes her first gallery, Bonfire Night at the Crown

October 2010

Richard Dunmore's revised chapter of his history of Appleby: In Focus 3, The Anglo-Saxon Settlement

A Son of the Rectory, 2nd Edition is published (see main story)

A new article on living in the village in the 1920's and 30's in our Memories section: Duck Lake to Tuckers Holt by Eileen Lower, nee Chapman.

August 2010

The Film Society programme is published for the coming season (pdf file)

July 2010

Parish Records from 1570: and the difficulty of reading such old documents, on the history site

Shopping in 1950s Appleby: memories of the past by Allan Condie

June 2010

Public Transport in the 20th Century - an insight into Appleby's bus services in the past.

Picture galleries - the start of what we hope will be a growing section of pictures taken around the village. Send in your own photos, or a link if you have uploaded them to another site

May 2010

Memories in Poetry: two poems written by people from the village, have been added to the History site

Take the Bus! The County Council are promoting their transport planning site and have asked us to include a link: Traveline East Midlands

April 2010

Richard Dunmore continues his revision of his In Focus series with chapter 2, Roman Occupation

A gap in the Parish Records, between 1725 – 1731, has been filled by a digitised version of the Bishop's Transcript from these years

March 2010

Richard Dunmore's revised version of the first chapter of his In Focus series on the history of Appleby: Beginnings

February 2010

A complete, searchable transcript of the Appleby Parish Registers, 1572 to 1906, has been published
(with thanks to Chris Bee and to the Parochial Church Council).

December 2009

Google news alerts for Appleby Magna are reproduced on our 'Other News' page


The Parish Council archives are now back online - a complete set of minutes of their meetings from August 1999.

October 2009

The village school has just launched its new website, which is looking lovely: www.sirjohnmoore.

The Bells of Appleby, a new article by Richard Dunmore on the bells of St Michael & All Angels church (on our history site)

Send your comments using our new feedback form. We are interested in what you like/don't like about the site and ideas for new material or ways to make it more interactive

Pictures of the 1977 Jubilee have been provided by Duncan Saunders. Other old pictures would be very much appreciated

September 2009

Classified ads: Need a plumber, a gardener, someone to do the ironing...? Support local businesses and find just who you need in our new classified section

As well as a major overhaul of the history web site, we have added new pictures to the History Tour, including two remarkable pictures of the Moat House from 1897/98.

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