Clerk: Hannah Shaw
248 Markfield Road, Groby
Leicester LE6 0FS

1897 22nd March Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Bradgate Park

1912 wedding of Thomas and Matilda Crooks - believed to both have the same surname

Front Row: John Harrison (child) Alfred Harrison (child)

Second Row

Seated: Thomas Crooks (Groom) Matilda Crooks (Bride) John Crooks (Brides father)

Standing: Elsie Crooks, unknown, unknown seated Mr. Smith?

Third Row:

Male unknown, female unknown, Lydia Harrison, Isaac Harrison, female unknown, Ivy Crooks, Sarah Crooks (Mother of bride) Johnny Crooks

Back Row

James Crookes? Female, female, female, female, male, male Mr and Mrs Dolman

Looking at the Estate Sale Records - Crooks seemed to buy Lane End Farm, John Lees Cottage and cottage on Polly Botts Lane

Mr. and Mrs. Dolman bought Blakeshay Farm.

1925 Sunday School with Parson and Mrs. Marriott. taken on Church Meadow which is now the Church car park

1944 Home Guard

John Patrick

Ted Whitmore

Alf Henson

Tom Dickens

Bill Jackson

Sid Patrick


Bill Hill

Edward Hazelgrave

Jim Miles

Harold Watterson

Cyril Littleworth

Jack Hewitt

Edwin Hopley

C O Gordon Fantom

Jack Bland

Harold Boulter

Alan Brown

Phil Usherwood

Civic event in Bradgate Park. The person holding the tree is the father of Gwen Wakefield

1951 Scouts - includes Scout Brian Anderson and leader Alan Iliffe - both still living here in 2015

1953 - when we still had a petrol station

1953 Some of the village ladies in their costumes

1970 Lane End Farm before renovation

1981 Garden Party in the Vicarage Garden

2006 Betty and John Patrick celebrate their Golden Wedding

2006 Head of School Governors Councillor David Snartt and Head Teacher Mrs Adlam seen with a former pupil Joan Patrick and her two grandsons whose parents are Patrick and Katie Cook

2006 Memorial Service held for Olga Whenray who along with her husband Mark kept the Post Office and tea rooms. The service was taken by the Rev. Richard Worsfold. Olga was Russian and was taken by cancer at an early age.

2007 The village school celebrates it's centenary

2007 The Linford Garden Fete

2007 Sheila Langton retires from the Parish Council after 25 years

2007 Joss Attridge retires from the Parish Council

2008 Parish Council Chair Ken Waterfall presents Coucillor Virginia Toone with the Cerficate she was awarded to enable her to look after the safety on the Bob Bown Playing Field.

2008 The Mayor of Charnwood Borough Council Mayor Tormey visits the Welcome Club in the Sunday School

2009 Parish Clerk Lydia Knott presents Pam McMorran website Editor with the Oscar awarded by Leicestershire Villages

2009 Rachel Green retired from the Parish Council

2010 The 'Bon Voyage' gathering which was a surprise for Peggy Bown when she left the village. From left to right, Jennie Whitehead, Lydia Knott, Peggy, Ed Killick, Jan Croft, Millie Mason and Denise Clarke. (photograph courtesy of Stan Clarke)

2010 Brown Owl on Thinking Day which is Febuary 22nd.

The Rev. Dr. Peter Hooper thanks Maurice McMorran upon his retirement as Treasurer of All Saints.

2013 Brown Owl, Brownies and helpers after planting the plug plants on Markfield Lane

2013 Virginia Toon retires from the Parish Council

2013 Nigel Blythe retires from the Parish Council

2013 Peggy Bown celebrates her 90th birthday

Marjorie Webster (Mother of Mary Clarke) celebrates her 97th birthday

2014 Councillor David Snarrt is appointed Vice Chair of Leicestershire County Council. He is seen here with his wife Joan.

Alistair Cook from Groby Lane dies on Kilimanjaro

2016 Ken Waterfall retires from the Parish council after being Parish Council Chairman for many years. David Snartt makes the presentation

2016 Janet Neaverson retires from the Parish Council. She served as the Vice Chair and was on the Council for over forty years.

2016 Dr. Richard Lowe retires from the Parish Council.

2016 Lydia Knott retires from being the Parish Clerk, Responsible Finance Officer and Registrar for Burials for 45 years.

2017 Lydia Knott Parish Clerk celebrates her 80th Birthday. Seen here with her partner Chris and son and daughter Helen and Peter.

2018 Matt Haddon wins silver gilt for 'A place to ponder' in the back to back gardens at Tatton Park

On Friday 20th September 2019, Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson and MP for Charnwood, Edward Argar, visited Newtown Linford Primary School to discuss the impact additional funding can have on small, rural schools.

Armed Forces Covenant Signing

On Friday 31st January 2020, Chairman, Sue Pritchard, attended the Armed Forces Covenant Signing at Charnwood Borough Council offices.

Newtown Linford Parish Council are one of the first Parish Councils in Leicestershire to sign the Covenant and pledge support to this scheme, which encourages understanding and awareness of the issues affecting veterans and their families within the local community and promotes better help and support for existing and ex-Armed Forces personnel and their families.

On Thursday 21st October at Coffee and Cake, the Parish Council Chairman, Sue Pritchard, gave a speech and presented retired Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer and Registrar of Burials, Pam McMorran, with a planter and card on behalf of the Parish Council, to say thank you for the years Pam served as both a Councillor and member of staff.