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Guy Gibson Hall, Manby
Manby shown within Lincolnshire
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Manby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, and lies approximately 5 miles (8 km) east from Louth. The 2001 Census recorded a village population of 833.
Manby contains a village post office. Other amenities, including a school, the Lancaster Inn public house (formerly the Manby Arms), two village shops, and an Italian restaurant, are in the conjoined village of Grimoldby, separated from Manby by the B1200 road.
Manby scout group, the 1st Manby, has existed for 60 years. It is one of only two scout groups in the area to include all scouting sections: Beavers, aged 6–8; Cubs, aged 8–10; Scouts, aged 11½–14; and Explorers, aged 14–18. The other is the 6th Skegness.
When the station closed 64 houses on the married quarter estate in Siskin Crescent were sold in March 1987 to Roger Byron-Collins company The Welbeck Estate Group and following refurbishment the houses were sold to local buyers. Nearby to RAF Manby The Welbeck Estate Group also acquired in February 1992 the entire airfield and married quarter estate at RAF North Coates.
The airfield sold for commercial use. It is now a business park, and the former airfield has been returned to agriculture with an intensive cattle fattening plant. The headquarters of East Lindsey District Council occupies one of the buildings on the site.
In 2008 East Lindsey District Council proposed that the site be a possible location for an eco-town of 5,000 homes; it appeared on a government shortlist of ten such sites. After protests from residents the council voted to withdraw the plan.
- "Parish council". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Manby Airfield (1402569). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "Council rejects eco town scheme". BBC News. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- "Eco-town 'would increase car use'". BBC News. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- Media related to Manby at Wikimedia Commons
- Read a detailed historic record about Manby Airfield
- Information on the disused RAF Manby air traffic control tower