Manby

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Manby
Guy Gibson Hall, Manby - geograph.org.uk - 447617.jpg
Guy Gibson Hall, Manby
Manby is located in Lincolnshire
Manby
Manby
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF398866
• London125 mi (201 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUTH
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01507
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°21′30″N 0°06′01″E / 53.3583°N 0.1002°E / 53.3583; 0.1002Coordinates: 53°21′30″N 0°06′01″E / 53.3583°N 0.1002°E / 53.3583; 0.1002

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.[1] Manby contains a village post office and school. Other amenities, including a primary 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.[citation needed] The other is the 6th Skegness.

RAF Manby[edit]

Forces Graveyard, St Mary's churchyard

RAF Manby was situated near the village between 1938 and 1974.[2] Houses in Manby were built for RAF personnel, with village streets named after aeroplanes. In the late 1980s the entire pre war Married Quarter estate Carlton Park was sold to a Roger Byron-Collins company.

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, and Regents Academy also are based at the park.

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.[3][4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Manby 13m asl, 1981-2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
7.4
(45.3)
10.1
(50.2)
12.4
(54.3)
15.5
(59.9)
18.5
(65.3)
21.3
(70.3)
20.8
(69.4)
18.3
(64.9)
14.3
(57.7)
10.1
(50.2)
7.1
(44.8)
13.6
(56.5)
Average low °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
1.2
(34.2)
2.8
(37.0)
4.2
(39.6)
6.8
(44.2)
9.7
(49.5)
11.9
(53.4)
11.9
(53.4)
9.9
(49.8)
7.2
(45.0)
4.0
(39.2)
1.5
(34.7)
6.1
(43.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 57.9
(2.28)
40.8
(1.61)
42.2
(1.66)
42.3
(1.67)
46.2
(1.82)
56.2
(2.21)
51.2
(2.02)
55.7
(2.19)
55.4
(2.18)
60.0
(2.36)
63.0
(2.48)
56.6
(2.23)
627.2
(24.69)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.5 9.0 10.2 9.0 8.7 9.2 8.7 8.7 8.7 10.3 12.1 11.3 117.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 63.5 82.3 117.8 153.6 208.9 196.0 206.2 200.1 151.9 117.3 72.5 54.5 1,624.6
Source: Met Office[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish council". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Manby Airfield (1402569)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Council rejects eco town scheme". BBC News. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Eco-town 'would increase car use'". BBC News. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Manby 1981–2010 averages". Met Office. Retrieved 24 July 2017.

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