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Getting Out and About in Filby

Filby is blessed with a lot of hidden gems!

Make your way up to the allotments in Thrigby Road, and on your way you'll see the site of the former Unitarian Chapel on your right.  The Norfolk Archaeological Trust,on behalf of the Trustees of Old Meeting, manages the small meadow at Filby where the Unitarian chapel stood before it was demolished after suffering severe bomb damage in the Second World War. It is an interesting site with the foundations of two chapels, along with some fine eighteenth century grave slabs which are set in the grass.

Unitarian Chapel

Make your way back up Thrigby Road towards the main road and you'll see a car park on the left - through the car park is a small area of open space with walkways where you are welcome to pause and enjoy the sounds of our village.

The Pound

One of the most well known offerings from Filby is of course the In Bloom displays which boast a riot of colour from early spring through to late summer.  Through the efforts of the incredibly dedicated Filby In Bloom group, enjoy a walk or drive through nearly two miles of hanging baskets, tubs, planters, and floral displays - many of which are part of residential gardens as well.  Pause halfway at the top of Pound Lane and enjoy the beautiful flower beds while watching the world go by!

Continuing out towards Fleggburgh you'll come to the Filby Broad Boardwalk.  Walk out onto the boardwalk and enjoy some bird watching across the vast expanse of Filby Broad.  And why not enjoy a coffee or a spot of lunch afterwards, over the road at the Filby Bridge Restaurant?

Boardwalk

Heading back towards the main village, we find the Village Hall, Village Playing Field and Club Room.  These spaces are provided by charities within the village, and the links under 'Village Information' will take you directly to their websites.

And finally, on the right as we head back towards Great Yarmouth, tucked at the end of Church Lane we find the lovely church of All Saints.  The church plays host to a varied programme of well supported events throughout the year - and is well worth a visit in its own right.

Church Interior
Village Hall
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