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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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New Liverpool to Prescot Turnpike Road running through Roby constructed. Toll houses built along the route (including at Roby) to receive the due toll for transporting goods through the township

1726
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Joseph Williamson of Liverpool rebuilds Roby Hall

1761
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• Liverpool to Manchester railway completed
• The Prime Minister, The Duke of Wellington officially opens Roby Railway Station - September 1830

1830
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Edenhurst built by 13th Earl of Derby for Richard Earle, Agent for the Knowsley Estate

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

1913
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Tramway completed from Edge Lane, Liverpool, to Bowring Park

1915
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Old English Gardens opened to the public in Bowring Park

1921
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Roby begins to lose its village feel as Liverpool Corporation buys land in Roby and Huyton for housing developments and new estates appear

1930s
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Bowring Park and Roby Hall commandeered for war service. A portion of the park was then transformed for growing food produce

1939-1945
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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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• A new Greystone footbridge constructed across M62 motorway between junctions 4 and 5 was officially opened - November 2015. The new bridge replaced the former 'sausage' bridge built in 1973
• Appraisal of Roby Conservation Area completed

2015
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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
• The whole year 2020 was dominated by the Coronavirus COVID-19. Working from home or being on furlough became the new normal, together with social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings

2020
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