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theBythams : old welcome page news 2007

added 03-09-08 : checked 15-09-08
This page is not included in a regular update sequence and will be checked and updated infrequently

The following news items appeared on the welcome page of theBythams website during 2007 ...

castle bytham post office to close : grantham journal added 11/12/07

" All 12 threatened Post Offices in the Grantham area will be closed or replaced with outreach services, Post Office announced today.

Branches which will close in January are Brook Street, Hill Avenue, Old Somerby and Colston Bassett.

Allington, Barkston, Brant Broughton, Castle Bytham, Folkingham, Rippingale, South Witham and Woolsthorpe branches will all be replaced with an "outreach solution", although Post Office has not specified what these will be yet. They could be a mobile service or one run from other premises such as pubs or shops. "

To view the full report CLICK HERE or read it on the Grantham Journal website

post office closure decision on hold : stamford mercury
added 06/12/07

" Post offices facing closure in the Stamford and Bourne area will have to wait another week before finding out their fate.

A decision was expected yesterday on branches under threat in Rippingale, Ryhall Road in Stamford, Stirling Road in Stamford which has already closed, Castle Bytham, Uffington, Folkingham and South Witham.

But they now face another tense week after the decision was put back until Tuesday next week (December 11). "

To view the full report CLICK HERE or read it on the Stamford Mercury website

revised opening hours at the castle inn
added 13/11/07

From Tuesday 13 November 2007 the opening hours at the Castle Inn in Castle Bytham will change to be as follows ...

Day Open Meals Served
Monday to Friday 6pm to 11pm 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 12 noon to 3pm
6pm to 11pm
12 noon to 2pm
6pm to 9pm
Sunday 12 noon to 11pm 12 noon to 2pm
6pm to 9pm

Take Away Fish and Chips are now available every night between 6pm and 9pm for £5.95

For further information, or to make a booking, contact Charlotte or Jonathan on 01780 410504

funeral march for village post office : stamford mercury added 01/11/07

Image courtesy of the Stamford Mercury

" Villagers in Castle Bytham staged a solemn 22-mile cortege journey, complete with undertaker and hearse, in protest at the proposed closure of their post office.

The campaigners, all dressed in black, travelled from Knipton in the Vale of Belvoir to The Castle Inn in Bytham, to highlight the strength of opposition to the closure. Knipton has been suggested to Castle Bytham as a possible alternative for postal services.

To view the full report CLICK HERE or read it on the Stamford Mercury website

mock funeral held for post office : bbc news report added 31/10/07

Image courtesy of the BBC

theBythams area residents protesting at the closure of the post office in Castle Bytham have managed to protest in a way which has afforded them a news report on the BBC website ...

" People campaigning against the planned closure of their village post office have organised a funeral procession to mourn the end of the service. Dozens of residents from Castle Bytham, near Stamford, Lincolnshire, dressed in black and carried a coffin through the streets to highlight their protest. "

To view the full report CLICK HERE or read it on the BBC website

petition to: stop the closure of village post offices
added 12/10/07

Please help save our Post Office, by signing an on-line E-Petition at

post office closure - castle bytham
added 06/10/07

We must fight the closure of our Post Office. Public meeting at 7pm, Castle Bytham Village Hall. Tuesday 9th October 2007.

Act NOW we have only 5 weeks to make our stand.

Click here, to see how YOU can help.

glenside news online
added 13/07/07

That's the July edition of the Glenside News, now on-line in the pdf format.

glenside news online
added 11/06/07

The April, May and June, 2007 edition's of the Glenside News now on-line in pdf format!

glenside news online added 25/02/07

The February and March, 2007 edition's of the Glenside News now on-line in pdf format!

All going well, in coming days and weeks, we will get more of the back issues on-line.

theBythams from the air added 28/01/07

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On the Sunday 14 January we flew over the village of Little Bytham in a hot air balloon and, in what can best be described a blustery conditions - at high speed, we managed to take a few pictures of the village! Hopefully in the summer we can launch again at a slower pace and obtain some more.

Special thanks must go to John and Guy Turner who allowed us to take -off from one fo their fields to the west of the village and to Gary Davies for taking us up in his balloon.

CLICK HERE to see more images from the flight.