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Cadeby (pronounced /ˈkeɪdbi/ kayd-bee) is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, about 6 miles north of Hinckley, close to the historic town of Market Bosworth. According to the 2011 census it had a population of 169.
Small but beautiful, Cadeby is in a conservation area and is renowned locally for its annual Church Fete held on the first Saturday of August in aid of All Saints Church.
The church roof is in desperate need of repair and this year the Cadeby Church Support group are hoping to raise enough funds which together with an English Heritage grant, will enable the work required to be carried out. The link on the left gives more information.
Cadeby's best known resident was the late Rev. Teddy Boston, rector of the historic church of All Saints, Cadeby from 1959 until his death in 1986 and founder of the Cadeby Light Railway. Teddy was a great friend of Rev W Awdry and was the inspiration for the character of the Fat Clergyman in Awdrys' series of Thomas the Tank Engine books.
The site of the BATTLE OF BOSWORTH in 1485 is just a few miles south west of the village. This is where Richard III became the last reigning monarch to be killed in battle, Henry VII took the crown and the Tudor Dynasty was founded . A Visitor Centre at Sutton Cheney - the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is well worth a visit, and is becoming increasingly popular following the recent discovery of the remains of Richard III under a car park in nearby Leicester.