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Digby

Description and Travel

This village and parish are 6 miles north of Sleaford, on the B1188 trunk road. The parish covers about 2,350 acres.

The village is in the vale of a small rivulet (the Digby Beck). If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2342
1871 R.G. 10 / 3349
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Church History

St. Thomas Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

There is a photograph of the war memorial in the churchyard and the list of the names from the Roll of Honour at the Roll of Honour site.

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Newspapers

Here's a newspaper clipping mentioning the village. Unfortunately, the newspspaer's name is lost, but the date is 13 Oct. 1917: Diane Maltby

DIGBY
DIED OF WOUNDS.- We regret to report the death of Lce.-Corpl. Bertie Bloy, who died of his wounds on September 28th in France. Deceased was the second son of Mr. George Bloy, and had been at the Front for some time. Mr. Bloy has received a kind and sympathetic letter from the chaplain. Though severely wounded in the head and arms, Mr. Bloy was quite conscious, and in his last moments asked the chaplain to recite the beautiful hymn. "The King of Love My Shepherd is", he himself joining in at the last line of the verse. It will be remembered that his elder brother was wounded at Mons, and the youngest son both are doing their bit. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mr. Bloy and family. After the evening service at the Parish Church on Sunday special prayers and the National Anthem were sung for Sir Douglas Haig's great victory.

And from 27 Oct. 1917: Diane Maltby

DIGBY
GOOD LUCK!- Miss L. C. King, who joined the W. A.. A. C., has just been drafted to the Front, and we wish her success in her new undertaking.
IN MEMORIAM.- An impressive me- [appears to continue below the photocopied section]
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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1801 242
1841 364
1871 307
1881 304
1891 344
1901 351
1911 341
1921 368
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Schools

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