Timeline – Roby

 

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Roby listed as 'Rabil', one of the manors held by Uctred

1066
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Robert de Lathom founded Burscough Priory (for Augustinians)

1198
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Robert de Lathom was granted the right to hold a Friday market and fair

1304
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Thomas de Lathom attempts to establish Roby as a borough

1372
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Liverpool to Prescot turnpike runs through Roby

1726
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Joseph Williamson of Liverpool rebuilt Roby Hall

1761
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Liverpool to Manchester railway opened

1830
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Edenhurst built by 13th Earl of Derby for Richard Earle

1840
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Roby Tithe Map and Apportionment Schedule completed

1849
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St Bartholomew's Church was built thanks to donations from Lord Derby and Ellis Ashton (vicar of St Michael's, Huyton)

1850
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Tower added to St Bartholomew's Church

1853
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St Bartholomew's Church rebuilt with a spire being added

1875
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Local Government Board established combining Roby, Huyton and Thingwall

1877
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Lancashire County Council formed

1888
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Huyton with Roby Urban District Council formed

1894
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William Bowring, the first elected Lord Mayor of Liverpool, bequeaths Bowring Park to the people

1906
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Bowring Park becomes the first municipal golf course in England

1911
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Tramway completed from Edge Lane, Liverpool, to Bowring Park

1915
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Last tram service journey to Bowring Park (6A) - 15th September 1957

1957
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Roby Cross moved to its present position on Roby Road

1960s
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• Local government re-organisation - Roby becomes part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley • Huyton Leisure Centre opens on Roby Road

1974
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Construction of M62 motorway through part of Bowring Park

1975
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Roby Conservation Area determined

1978
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Huyton Leisure Centre, Roby Road, closes, 26th September 2011

2011
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National Wildflower Centre at Court Hey closes

2017
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• Knowsley Council state that the community will be the focus of any future plans for former National Wildflower Centre site in Court Hey Park, July 2019 • Incredible Edible community project (to encourage people to grow their own fruit and vegetables) begins work at the former National Wildflower Centre in Court Hey Park, September 2019 • Local schoolchildren involved in planting trees at Court Hey Park and at Roby Fields, part of the Trees for Learning programme, December 2019

2019
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Community action by 130 volunteers transform the community garden space at Court Hey Park, March 2020

2020