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I met a wonderful lady from your community and just wanted
to say Thank You.
Its a really good website but one on Kirby could be just
as good coz Kirby rox !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
| Darrel Peterson
I LIKE GROBY BUT RATBY'S NOT BAD EITHER!
We are moving to Groby in the next February and just
having a look of the village through your web site makes me love
| Sandra Reyes
this is a wicked site and a testament to how communities
and individuals can use new technology to forge links and a sense
Discovering a site for Groby was a pleasant surpise for
me. I used to have friends at Leicester University, and been
to Bradgate Park a few times, which I thought was amazing. Now,
I want to recomment it to some new people in your area... I'll
certainly recommend your site! Thanks for bringing back so many
What a fantastic website. I'm moving to Groby in the
new year and looking at the website has made me feel welcome
already! Is there anyone there who would like to correspond with
me beforehand? I'm female, late 40's soon to be single again
and hoping to own a dog for the first time. I'm interested in
all sorts of things and keen not to be lonely. Anything going
on in the village that I could get involved with?
| Felicity (Fliss) Ree
i love this site!! it is a number one site for humanities
homework lol. i live in groby and i think it rocks! but on weekends
its like a ghost town and there is nothing good for us kids to
do so we get pretty bored :( Bye! from Sian
me!!! again.. but think brookvale rocks too becasue i go there
and i'm a diddy year seven!!! hi all people who are from brookvale
and reading this!!!
| Daryl and Chris Regan
We were delighted to view the village of Groby and look forward
to our time with the students and staff at Lady Jane Grey school
in January when Chris will take up her appointment as Grade one
teacher. We currently live in Eden Hills which is a suburb of
Adelaide, South Australia.
Daryl and Chris Regan
This is a real good site. I live in Groby, and i am on
this site @ school. My friend is on the gallery!!!
Hi there. is there anything on Groby Church??? My parents
got married there and I got christened there!
VERY BORING INFO AS WE LIVE IN GROBY AND KNOW THAT HALF
THE STUFF U SAID IS IN GROBY IS FANTASTIC SUPER / FANTASTIC WEB
| james and markus
WASTE OF TIME THOUGH. TRY SOMETHING ELSE NEXT TIME OR GET
What a lovely place you have there - a delightful website
very well done - love the history - I must get there one day
| Ngaire Ingham
A return message to wayne evans. My husband is decended
from Tabitha Smith. Lots of info. Cannot send an e-mail on your
address, can you contact us. Not too much on the Leicester side
yet. Plenty on the Welsh.Glenys Cooke
| Glenys Cooke
This is an excellent site, and Ifind it very useful
I am a french student and I have been living in groby
since August. I am working at Druck (industrial placement)until
the end of January. I would like to participate to Groby life,
I mean, I know that some french courses are provided, perhaps
I could help the teachers....and It would allow me to improve
my english and to get to know with other people in Groby. Please
get in contact with me if you think I can be of any assistance.
| Laurent Hermier
Thank you in advance
I look forward to hearing from you.
Just a quick visit to refresh memories of childhood.
A walk across the fields from Glenfield to visit the Pool. Now
| Mr F J Swan
hello brookvale high is the best school in the uk
hey does anyone know about groby ghosts or anything weird
its build on quartz u know. Quartz hold sprits. Email me if you
A very interesting site, particularly as I am trying
to trace my husbands family tree in the area, many of the men
being quarrymen. I have had one kind person contact me with some
very interesting information, and would l love to hear from anyone
else who can help.
| Jackie Jordan
So if there are any JORDAN's,CHISWELL's or ROUSE's reading this,
please mail me.
Hey groby neeeds something 4 the kids there is nowhere
2 play apart from school build something quickly
I woulc be happy to hear from anybody who knows me. Please
send me an email.
Just about to take a look.
|Joy Shepherd (nee Ca
|Lynne Cox nee Spiby
Wonderful website as I have probably said before. Just updating
my previous messages to say that the GCC reunion for all who
joined in 1979 is going to be held on 17th November 2001 at the
Groby Community College. If you are interested in coming along
please contact me, teachers welcome as well! Lynne
I think this is a cool site as i live in groby is there
a map of groby as i need help with my humanities homework
Hello everyone in Groby. A great site with some superb
pictures, the old cottages are beautiful.
I wonder if there are any Jordans visiting the site, as I know
there were a lot of them in Groby at one time. I am researching
my husbands family, and have got back to his great great grandad,
Henry, in 1808. Cant find his parents though, so if any of you
are into genealogy, I would love to hear from you.
Quarrying - if anyone has any information on the early quarries
around Groby, Markfield etc, say 1850 onwards I would be interested
to hear from you. I am particularly interested to know, why Groby
quarrymen moved to other quarries in the country, taking wives
and children with them. In our case great grandad took his wife,
7 children and 3 lodgers, as well as his eldest son + wife and
family and his brother + wife and family, to a quarry in Shropshire.
They then all went to Scotland, before coming back to Enderby
and Croft. Surely there was enough work at the local quarries
~~~G'day , Greetings from "DOWN UNDER"!~~~
Hi...Great website you have here on the net .
I had a wonderful visit surfing through your site, what an excellent
job , so much to see here on your pages. I look forward to coming
back again for another visit! Keep up the good work! Have a great
Just when I think the site can't possibly get any better
- you improve it. Well done Mike. The site reflects all the effort
and expertise you have put into it.
Hope to goes to from strength to strength.
Best wishes to all in Groby.
Lyn Smith, (ex Flaxfield Close)
For those interested, we did eventually manage to move out of
our house in Cornwall, re-built it - and moved back in again.
Excellent piece of English village webbery you have created
|Hugh Issett of wette
Terrific design. Very envious!
I lived in Groby from 1970 to 1977, and went to Martinshaw
School until Elizabeth Woodville was built. Then Charnwood, until
Brookvale was finished and then on to Groby College. I would
like to hear from any class mates or Teachers. I kept in touch
with Mr Whitley and his
| Amanda Simons
Family for some years as, he moved from Elizabeth Woodville to
Brookvale with his pupils, but have since lost touch.
I now live in North London with my Husband and two Sons aged
14 and 10
Wonderful website which I have said before and futher
to my previous email asking for contact with old school friends.
|Lynne Cox nee Spiy
My friend Joanne Gamble and I are currently in the process
of planning a school reunion for all who joined GCC in 1979 and
left 1981 unless you stayed on for A levels this doesn't mean
that you are not welcome, please come we need to make up the
numbers especially if you are male!
If you are interested in catching up with your old friends
and want to know what everyone is up to after all these years,
oh I sound so old
but you are too, please contact me on 07768 468528. If you have
read this email out of curiosity and know of anyone who may have
joined GCC at this time please pass the word on.
At the moment, the venue may be GCC + 80s music and maybe
alittle 90s, at least there is a bar! And if else fails we can
disappear to the pub in either direction Groby or Ratby!
Outfits up to you but under no circumstances red or grey and
if you went to Brookvale, pl
I was born in Groby in 1967, my parents still live in
Groby as well as my Grandmother. The address of my parents are
10 Poplars Close.
It was fun to visit
| Lynne E Cox
Joanne Orton nee Gamble and I are in the process of planning
a school reunion this year for all who joined Groby Community
College in 1979. Any one interested please contact me on 0161
338 8225. We are also hoping to ask any of our teachers, it would
be good to hear from you as well, I hope we didn't cause too
Look forward to hearing from you and also your comments on
Lynne Cox nee Spiby
Just arrived home (Fife) from a visit to my brother at
Wallace Drive.I got quite sentimental - Again - Lots of my friends
lived in the area, many went to Coalville, King Edward Vll Grammar,
both at Forest Road and Castle Rock. Some I still hear from,
others vanished in the mists of time.I'd love to catch up, especially
with those who remember our 6th Form club of the early 60's-
great web-site for ex-pat types. Fife also has a site, as does
Auchtermuchty if anyone cares to visit.
|Lynne Donaldson (nee
Hi from New Zealand!!
| Faye Lloyd
It has been a while since I visited the site and it is still
worth a vote in the Leicestershire top sites! My WYKES ancestors
were from Groby - they came out in 1865. Read WYKES was a bootmaker
(son of Thomas and Sally). I'd be interested to hear from other
Pleased to see that the site is still as good as ever.
Anyone from Glenfield reading this? Only just across the fields
(or used to be). Happy memories of the POOL and Bradgate. John
Swan. Now in Derby.
|Mr F.J. Swan
Saw your Website.
| terry oakley
Wigston you're now on the world map.I'm trying to make contact
with member of a family who lives / used to live in Wigston.
The family name is Billets. Son Peter Billets married Jane from
a village nearby. Immediately after their marriage they moved
to 'Owlets' in Kent -&- he worked for Woolwich Building Society.
Jane is / was a teacher. I was best man at the wedding -&-
haven't seen Peter since.
I now live in Melbourne, Australia
So now Wigston you're certainly on the Australian map!
Hope you can help!
I will be working in Groby for 6 months and need accomadation
and if this could be in Groby would be great either email Sarah_jayneb@hotmail.com
| sarah-jayne bradshaw
or call 07771780926
An excellent site, well laid out and full of interesting
information and photos.If anyone is interested in contacting
their fellow classmates from their old school , I have discovered
a delightful, free website that does just that at www.friendsreunited.co.uk.
This has a register of all schools , both Primary and Secondary
(including Martinshaw,Elizabeth Woodville,Brookvale and Groby
College), and has the facilities for photographs, memories ,
teacher notes plus lots more .Well worth a visit .
Keep up the good work with this site.I`ve voted for it on the
"Leics Top Site " monthly vote.
Thank you to four residents of Groby, Andy, Phillip,
Mike, and Mikes friend who in all the excitment I can not remember
his name for being
part of a wonderfull afternoon in Parc des Princes, Paris. Saturday
was a day I shall long remember.
Hi, I am Sue Corbetts sisiter in law who has used this
| Marie Hyatt
I am interested in receiving any info on the Cashmores who
lived on Leicester Road and Marina Drive, especially Joan who
is now 74.
Apparently she married a Dennis Hyatt in the local church does
anybody remember him?
Following my original posting to this site, many contacts
have been made. I am very grateful for the contacts, there are
more details to follow in due course.
| Sandy Croall
The plus has been that my father, now 87 (+) has remembered
a number of things that had sliped his mind.
His work was mainly out of the viilage in Markfield, but memories
of Groby, both for him and I are coming forth, I will submit
what I can soon.
Hi, A very good site one of the best good info an easy
site to use. joyce
| joyce bartlett (nee Shooter)
A very enjoyable site. The history section is particularly
good. My site has a selection of pictures from Groby Pool and
Bradgate Park that visitors might find interesting.
| Adam Bartlett
I have been researching my last name for quite some time.
I came across the Domesday Book information and began researching
the current town. I am interested in knowing if there are currently
any people with the Groby surname in Groby, or if my name most
likely resulted from a typical Ellis Island name assignment here
in the USA.
| Jeffrey Groby
Thanks for any information and keep up the great site!
Surfing the net looking for a home near Leicester, De
| Wouter and Lynnette
2 kids in primary school. Like what we saw in Groby :-)
E-mail us if your home is for sale!
Please forward info on primary schools if available.
Wouter and Lynnette
Pretoria South Africa
It's me again!
| Sue Corbett
First of all thankyou Mike for setting me right about how to
find the guest book! Also if Gillian and Charlie Abel still read
this site please get intouch through our new e-mail address.
We had a lot of problems with the old server so when we moved
we got a new one.I know the last one you got was a blank page
but when I tried to get back to you our aol had wiped out all
the addresses, so I am now trying to re-contact everyone through
any means open to me. Mr Swan if you see this please let me know.
Mike thankyou for this site All the best and hoping
| Oliver parke
I was brought up in Anstey but we walked to a Groby pub
most Sundays when the weather was good. (in the 50's) Loved your
site. Does Anstey have one?
I am 79 years of age and I find this site very appealing
especially visiting the Virtual Village and the Studio. All persons
working on this site are to be congratulated on there achievements.
Great web site. We plan on moving into this area later
this year and I would be interested to find out about property
for sale and prices etc
| Anne Wilson
It's nice to know that Groby has a website with useful
This really is a fascinating site and congratulations
to everyone involved. I live in the Marston/Castell/Jonathan
area of the village and wonder whether anyone remembers how this
was before our houses were built (circa 1960)? There are a large
number of willow trees here which suggest a stream or river and
I would be interested to know if any early maps show this - possibly
even a large pond? Many thanks.
Born 3/9/43, Woodlands, Wallace Drive, left Groby end
Oct 1949 - I remember they were building Nov 5 Bonfire further
round drive. I also remember a Joyce Shooter lived in bungalow
further up drive! We had a dog (english sheepdog) that had many
puppies which went to people in village, also our cat returned
all way from London to village after we moved. Dad worked in
Hi there, Just having a look around, if there are any
Roulstone's out there, why not drop by my site, you never know,
we may be related!
| Simon Roulstone
The Roulstone Family Genealogy Site.
Researching: ROULSTONE, HOUGHTON, EYRE, NEWARK, TAYLOR
Um, sorry about putting my website in. It's not to do
with Groby, but it does have a page on it!! Oh, and it's not
I haven't searched properly, but do you have any information
on Groby Community College. I recently moved to Groby (and yes,
it is a nice litle village!!) but don't know anything about the
schools -- and I've got to move up to them!! ^.^
Can anyone visiting this guestbook give me any information??
My address is posted here!!
May I say hi from the Village of Cowplain in Hampshire
--&-- may I say your site is the Bee's Knees!!!
If you love animals and pets, then please visit my site above.
learned about how good this site was now from Canada.
I am lucky enough to live in one of the beautiful old cottages
in Chapel Hill which are featured. Am going to let relatives
in Singapore and Australia know about the site so that they can
see what a lovely village and cottage we live in. thank you for
your hard work in producing the site.
| ka hextall ren
Trying to find out about the reliability of plumber/
builder at "Groby home services, elm st"
Can any reader help with an Abell family tree - complete
or otherwise - which has the Groby /Newtown Linford/ Bradgate
area as its main focus?
Hello to everyone that knows me!!! A special hello to
my bestest friends Becca Patrick, Lisa Telfer, Michelle Tew and
Emma Bonner !!!
I miss everyone at Groby since I left mid summer 1999. Hi to
Sean Rowe, Ste Higginson, Siobhan Thornton, Tom Dicks, All my
teachers at Groby Community college, Neil Smart, Matt Ruston
, Emily Willett, Nicola Tew and Craig and a big hello to David
Ramsey (remember me? you taught me and my sister Erica ??). I
could go on and I'm sorry if I have forgotten anyone !!
Anyway I hope that everyone is safe and I will hopefully come
down to Groby very very soon !!!!!!!!! Lots of love to you all
I have been looking at your site and found it very interesting,
I love Groby, know some fantastic people there and to see pictures
of the place is wicked.
Keep up the good work.
I'm not sure if this is the right address to write to
but I would like to publicly thank Gillian Abell for contacting
me about the Cashmore family Once again thankyou Sue Corbett
Nice site. I am looking into family history. I had an
ancestor, Harriett Raynor, born in Groby in 1835, daughter of
a slate cleaver.However, I wonder if anyone can help me with
either Wards or Kniftons who were in service to the Earl of Stamford
in teh 1860s, 1870s. I think Bradgate House (hunting lodge, not
original Hall) is in the parish of Groby. Am I right?
Input from the schools would be useful and interesting.
| Martin McDonnell
Well done on the beginings of an interesting local web site
As a Groby resident - very impressed - nice to see so
many faces we know from the carnival - well done!
for a school project. I dont live in Groby but go to the high
school-Brookvale.Think its brill
visited site for homework project
| Anja Holmes
We have had a good look at all the events on your website
| Terry Foster
Hello Groby We are new to this e-mail thing, but I could'nt
help writing when I found this web site. Groby has such happy
memories for me.My brother and his family live on Leicester Rd.
Their name is Hyatt. Paul and Marie and their two children Damian
and Sophie. So if anyone from the village sees this tell them
Paul's sister Sue say's hello. I have a lot of childhood memories
from Groby. Our Grandparnts lived there for more years than I
know. They were Ethel and Norman Cashmore, Their children were,Joan,[my
Mum] Norman, Carol and Terry.I was known as Lucy Two Shoes a
long time ago!!! I would love to hear from anyone who remembers
the family. They used to live in Marina Drive #4.So if anyone
out there remembers them I'd be really happy to hear from them!!
Although I now live in London and
work for a web design agency, I still travel back to Groby at
least once a month.This site is a brilliant resouce, you are
doing a great job Mike, if you need any help drop me a line!
| Greg Findon
A very interesting site - Congratulations
Groby! I found some of my Wykes ancestors on your history page!
I'm sure if I make it over to the UK again, I'd like to come
| Faye Lloyd
Doing some research on my family history,
found an ancestor of mine was born in the village,her name was
Tabitha Smith,she was born on the 8th of April 1815, she died
in north Wales in 1884. Her husband James Cooke was born in Mt.
Sorrell also in Leics. They were married at Ratby in 1835.Their
daughter Mary married a man by the name of William Bott,but I
don't know if he was a local man from Groby. James and Tabitha
moved to north Wales to find work in a slate quarry at Trevor
nr. Caernarvon, he died in 1885. Sometime in the near future
I plan to visit Groby.
| wayne evans
Having left the area some thirty
years ago I still remember Groby and the surrounding area with
affection. Now living in reetirement in Brittany I have time
to appreciate the beauties of the several areas in the UK where
I have been fortunate to have spent my life.
THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST
INTERESTING AND TASTEFULLY PUT TOGETHER SITES ON THE WEB.WELL
DONE EVERYBODY INVOLVED!!!!
| DAVID WAIT
I didn't know that the website existed
and have just received information through the post!! Had a good
look at the website and found the history of the village very
interesting!! Lived here for 2 1/2 years now and didn't really
know much about it!! Thankyou for sharing the information on
such an easily accessible site!!
| Sharon Walker
Great Web Site, from 9 newton linford
| Katy Stevenson
What a wonderful web site. Best I
have ever see. As an ex resident of Glenfield, visiting Groby
via the footpath across the fields, it brings back many memories.
A site to recommend to anyone. Many hanks for your efforts.
| Mr F J Swan
This is an excellent site. I left
Groby many years ago and still have fond memories.I also remember
a folder in the Groby Library with loose leaf articles about
many aspects of Groby in it which would make an excellent addition
to this site.Is it worth considering? Keep up the good work.
we have lived in the village
now for 18 yrs, we came up from the south of the country and
we have been very happy living in the village
| Sue -&- Ivor Bickers
| Louise, Oliver -&- Ame
THIS IS A WONDERFULL VILLAGE
TO LIVE IN ,I ACTUALLY COME FROM "WORCESTERSHIRE"AND
MY HUSBAND IS FROM "YORKSHIRE" WE HAVE BEEN HERE 10
YEARS,AND WILL NEVER LEAVE SUCH A WARM AND FRIENDLY VILLAGE.
Thank you for posting details of the
site through our door. Our family have lived in Groby for the
past 15 years. We thought we knew it well, but it is great to
see it from all angles. Look forward ot viewing it again and
sharing it with friends.
| Bowyer family
| Aarian Moore
The Community spirit is evident and
admirable. Mike the presentation of this page is absolutely wonderful.
I am very impressed. Do your talents have any boundaries.
| mr d ward mr
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Well done Mike!
| Ian Sykes
Just a couple of lines to say that my family
and I appreciate the effort you put in to making this site the
best we've seen.Being a past resident with many fond memories
of the village and the people that lived and still live there,
we're able; through your site, to keep up with the constant changes
and developments that occur. We are frequent 'site surfers' and
look with interest and excitement at the creativity and individuality
you display. It's great to see that you too are proud of the
little village that has such a lot to offer and through your
hard work so many more people like us, can maintain the link.Keep
up the good work.
Formerly of 162 Ratby Road.
It is a wonderful site and brought
back many happy memories. Can anyone in groby still remember
Frank and Sally (Florrie) Hipwell from London Rd Groby. They
were my grandparents and died when I was at school. i am trying
to trace my family and am interested in talking to anyone who
remembers them. Frank Hipwell owned and ran Hipwell and Waters
Sheet Metal Workers which stood where the Library now stands.I
hope someone can help. Many thanks Alison
| Alison Hipwell
A site for sore eyes!
| Mike Brewer
Groby Discussion Group (advertised elsewhere)is just coming to
the end of its first year. We will probably affiliate to the
National Adult School Organisation next year. NASO is 202 years
old and did have branches in the village many years ago. I would
be grateful to hear any news about its former existence in the
village - I understand that a ladies' group closed down in the
I was born in Leicester and my uncles
owned R $ S engineering in Groby I was born Lynn Warner. Daughter
of Frank Henry Warner, brother to Reg and samuel Warner. My cousin
David now runs the company whom I have not seen for a very long
time. I now live in Australia with my husband and two children.
My best wishes go to them if they read this guest book
| lynn reeves
What a wonderful website, very clever
and imaginative! I often check this guestbook to see if any ex
school friends have posted a message. I thought that I would
take the lead and ask if anyone who went to Brookvale High School
and Groby Community College between 1978 and 1982 would like
to contact me, I would be very pleased to hear from you. Regards
| Lynne Cox
Lynne Cox (nee Spiby)
Just a quick note to say that as a
young person of the village, I think this site is very interesting
indeed. Having lived here all my life, I was wondering if anybody
in the big wide world has any information/photos etc., of the
north end of the village towards Markfield, especially the Lady
Hay Wood/Bradgate Quarry/Barn Hills area? Even Wallace Drive,
Lena Drive or Elsalene Drive? Old residents with photos of these
areas would you please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
I'd love to find out more! Thanks.
I was raised in Groby and now live
in New Jersey USA; the sense of nostalgia looking at all the
wonderful pictures is overwhelming. I think I trip back home
is well overdue.Great website keep adding more and more.
| Beccie Abey
I came over to see what was happening
in your part of the world. Very much liked your panoramic pic.
Must try something like it soon, I may get in touch for your
advice.Happy Christmas, if I don;t get back soon !
| Harry Grove
| Alan -&- Alison Fletcher
First visit to Groby website..Interesting
A very interesting site with a splendid
list of surnames associated with the village in earlier times.
For all readers trying to place either Bradgate or Groby as Elizabeth
Woodvilles birth place I would warn that it was normal for the
expectant mother to return to London for the birth of children,
lie in for twenty eight days and then return to the country.
The Greys had a very comfortable London House at the time of
Jane's birth. Worth thinking about as there were very few good
doctors out in the sticks if anything should go wrong.
| David Ramsey
Best wishes, David Ramsey.
Love the sight. Keep coming back to
it. grew up around Leicester and Groby. Many pleasant memories
| Jean K.
Just surfed in. Memories of prewar,
fishing and sliding(couldnt afford skates)when the pool was frozen.
Even walking to the island. Saw an Austin seven on the ice one
year. Walked from Glenfield, where I lived, over the fields to
Groby. My parents often visited the Groby Club on summer evenings
for a drink. I must come back to the site again. Now living in
| Mr F. John Swan
Hi My mother was born in Groby and
we have been trying to trace a little bit of information about
her.Her name was Winifred Elsie Jordan.born March the 9th 1906.If
anyone can supply us with any information on her and her parents,we
would be greatful.
| Philip Alan Henderso
You have a very well produced site
here. It was a great pleasure stopping by.
| Mike and Emma
Great site well planned and thought
out, Keep up the good work bringing Groby and Leicestershire
to the world.
| Guy Etchells
A very nice site - I have lived in
Groby for 2 years now and really like the sense of community
in the real and 'virtual' sense. Keep on developing it. Can you
show the allotments in their full glory next summer? Except not
mine - its very weedy!
Most interesting site and very obvious
that lots of research has gone into it. Congratulations and keep
up the good work as our heritage and history needs to be preserved,
you've done a first class job.
Co Author of the Draycott in the Moors Parish Website,North
Other half (kathy)is starting
to do a bit of web design. I may be able to contribute to archaeology
and chess. I also have some satellite (Spot) photos of groby
from 1990. They are dated now and also have a 5/4 distortion.
Even so they clearly show the pool etc and are of interest to
This site is wonderful! It's very
informative, well laid out and I love the maps :) I was born
in Leicester and now live in Australia. It's great to read about
a place that my family talk about but I don't really remember.
| K. Brandon
Loved it, gave me a lot of pleasure,
took me back to my growing up in and around Leics., used to swim
in Groby pool, yhey were the days, seeing all this has made me
a little homesick, i may even have to come home for a visit,
I now live in Maryland USA, on the Atlantic east coast. Thanks
to all for giving me so much pleasure.Yvonne.
| Yvonne Miles fulton
One day I would love to visit
Groby as my Dad was born there. His name is Noel Webster (B.28/11/1922).
He now lives in Australia and I can't wait to tell him I found
a website about his birthplace. Thanks, the site was really interesting.
| Shiam Dattani
this is so good had to come
back for second looksee in 2 days, I used to ice skate on Groby
pool a very long time ago.Great site - congrats to all concerned.
| pete hunt
Great idea! Got quite nostalgic looking
through the site. We live in Washington DC now but still refer
to Groby as "back home" after 16 yrs in the US. Keep
up the good work.
| Ann -&- Malcolm Mason
very impressive site - well
| Julian Mason
I grew up in Groby, but moved
to the USA in 1984. It's amazing to see all the things on the
web about my old hometown. Nice job.
Great site packed with village life
information well done
A very interesting site - well done.
We have been given a book on the Greys of Bradgate and see that
there is a possibility that Lady Jane Grey was born in Groby
at the Manor House which the book states is located on Ratby
Lane. Could anyone please tell us if this is in fact true and
if so where is the exect site of the Manor House, is it still
standing and is it open to view?
I was very interested the Groby
village page as I have a historical family link to the village.My
ancestor is William Pike born 1689, died 14 january 1746, Vicar
of Ratby(and buried in Ratby church). Rev Pike had a famous run
in with the local squire at Groby Pool which ended in the William
being pushed into the pool by the squire Tom of Tooley. The whole
story can be found in Throsbys "Excursions in Leicestershire"
1790. If anyone else has a link to William Pike, or the Waterfields
who worked in the quarries of North Leicestershire (including
Groby) from 1700s to 1900s I would love to hear from them.
| nick waterfield
| Ghislain Roby