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Saxilby and District History Group

Members of the Valley Family still live in the village.


John Valley (pictured left) was born in 1847, the son of Jacomin Valle, an Italian immigrant born in Genoa and Sarah Bellamy from Morton in Lincolnshire. John was the eldest of twelve children.


John married a local girl, Mary Ann Turner, in 1872. They had 10 children, all born at 28 Lincoln Road (pictured below).


One of their children, John William, was a well known character around the village. He swept the streets, and mended footpaths and roads. What he lacked in stature was made up by a large heart. He was a local preacher, and spent many hours visiting the sick and housebound. He is pictured below in the centre of the photograph.