The background of Warboys.org goes back to 2001 when I first registered it in my name on behalf of Warboys Parish Church. After a number of years it was decided to move the church site to reflect the group of Anglican church parishes to which it was now part so that can be found at www.4parishes.org.
Soon after that the Warboys Youth Centre was due to be closed down for lack of a group of trustees. Together with a group of keen people we took on the task of resurrecting the youth centre and were well on our way to making it useful to the whole community with refurbishment and brand new IT centre that was used for adults as well as young people, the web Radio station C21 and much more. warboys.org became an embryonic information and exchange place for not only adults and youth, run by a group of young people.
Sadly the premises that we rented from the Cambridgeshire County Council was declared structurally unsafe in 2010 and the trustees had to decide that it was not appropriate to continue to use the building. After a number of attempts to relocate within Warboys, finally all activities closed and C21 moved to other premises with new management. New trustees were recruited by the Parish Council to retain local use of the funds accrued and warboys.org has stood as a silent memorial to those halcyon days ever since.
For Grace Baptist Church web site click here
If you need information about Warboys a really good site is run by the Friends of Warboys Library a very active group who provide a real asset to the village www.fowl.org.uk
There are many other web sites for Warboys and almost all can be found at www.fowl.og.uk the site of the Friends of Warboys Library which is as a result of my friend Evan’s heroic efforts the best kept up to date.
So here I am with my own site back, now I need to make it very clear that while I have lived in Warboys for a very long time I am not “Warboys”.
Many years ago when my wife and I had lived in Warboys a year or so we had befriended an elderly lady, Mrs Finch, now Mrs Finch was 94 when she died, and we attended her funeral. We crept in at the back of the church, feeling every inch the interlopers, and sat at the back. In front of us was a pew with about six somewhat elderly ladies, and the overriding topic of their conversation went something like this. “She were a good old gal, weren’t she, but she weren’t Warboys were she!”.
Mrs Finch lived a few miles away, when at 18 years of age she married Mr Finch, a Warboys lad, and she moved to the village. She had lived in Warboys from 18 to 94 years of age without a break, but the locals remembered, “she weren’t Warboys were she!”.
So for those of you wondering when you became Warboys, the answer is never unless you were born here.