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Robert Lister |
I am tracing my family history and would be interested if anyone had any information on my 5x great grandparents. Daniel Lyon b circa 1761 Littel Bytham married Jane Wing b circa 1765.
Any information gratefully received. Thanks
Wednesday, 5 August 2009 at 21:05:30 - Exeter

Derek Bond |
I am trying to trace any information on my Great Grandmothers family. Her name was Eliza Ann Wilson. Her Mother & Father were Richard & Ellen Wilson, I know Richard died in Castle Bytham in 1892. I would be very grateful for any info. Thanks
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 at 09:16:54 - Loughton, Essex

Vickie Slogrove | |
Thank you for providing such a lovely website. I write to request help with the following please -

My family lived in Castle Bytham from the late 1500's until 1700 or so, after which they show up mainly in Essex. The surname had various spellings such as Slograve, Slowgraue, Slowgrove and similar sounds.

If anyone is researching this surname I would love to hear from you. In any case - can someone please advise as to how I might access any Manoral records available for this timeframe please?

Greetings from Vancouver Island.
Friday, 15 May 2009 at 00:13:30 - Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

jake |
heres the videos of jake and scott!!!!!!!
Sunday, 12 April 2009 at 14:14:51 - Castle Bytham

Webmaster comments   Which videos are these then?

Eric Holmes |
Does anyone know of John Fisher Holmes,born 1850 in castle bytham,is there any of the Holmes family still in C.B.??
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 at 00:13:52 - Doncaster s.yorks

Robin Sharman message 3 | |
When the Green Man at Little Bytham was renamed the Mallard in 1975, I started to frequent it. Now, does anybody have a picture of the Green Man pub sign? If you do, I’d like to see it.

Anyhow, the Mallard changed hands a couple of times very quickly until Jessie and Barrie Smith from Nottingham bought it. They kept it from 1977 to 1987. I think I was included in the inventory of “fixture and fittings”! In 1979 I married their daughter Julia. Barrie had an ongoing feud (of sorts) with Mrs Bee who kept the shop opposite. He claims that she called him "Hitler" during those happy days. A friend of mine from Nottingham called at Mrs Bee’s shop about two years ago. Apparently the first thing she said, when he told her he was from Nottingham, was “Is Smithy still alive?” I am pleased to report that, when Julia and I were driving through Little Bytham with Barrie and Jessie earlier this year, I stopped the car so that diplomatic relations could be restored. It took her a while to realise who Barrie was when he entered the shop – perhaps “Yes, I am” isn’t how people normally greet her. However, the reunion must have been a success because Mrs Bee managed to get Barrie to part with a pound for a bar of chocolate.

Whilst on the subject of Little Bytham, I must publicly acknowledge the many and great kindnesses shown to my late father Henry Sharman by Judy and Anthony Turner. They were true friends and meant a great deal to him.

Nowadays my brother Carl continues our family links with both Castle and Little Bytham. I don’t suppose I know many people in either village now.
Sunday, 31 August 2008 at 16:00:39

Robin Sharman message 2 |
My next memory of Castle Bytham is 1968 when I got a summer job on Arthur Perry’s farm. I worked with Michael Barnsdale and Bill Sharpe, who were both very kind to me. I must also mention Bill Sharpe’s mother, who kept the Fox and Hounds at the time. She too showed me great kindness, which I shall never forget. She often brought me a welcome cup of tea when I was sitting in the farmyard next door eating my sandwiches at lunchtime. I remember too that her husband delivered the post as well as keeping the pub. That was the year that Russian tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia, and the year we moved from Stocken Hall to Counthorpe near Creeton.

After we moved to Counthorpe I got a weekend and holiday job delivering milk for Billy Bee. Sometimes we could deliver half of the centre of Castle Bytham village on foot while Billy took milk to the Fox and Hounds. We did much of the other half while he delivered to the Three Tuns – sorry, The Castle!
Sunday, 31 August 2008 at 15:48:18

Robin Sharman message 1 |
I have had links with Castle Bytham on and off throughout my life – and even before it in a sense! My family history features the village repeatedly, and if you are interested you can see extracts at http://homepages.tesco.net/~jksharman/sharmanfamhist1.htm .

In the spring of 1960 I went to Castle Bytham primary school, where my teacher was Mrs or Miss Bowder. I think that the headmaster was Mr Lowe. Etched in my mind are memories of the girls skipping down the hill from the school past the Three Tuns singing “Little White Bull” and other pop songs of the day. I only lasted there one term because the Lincolnshire authorities dicovered that our home at Stocken Hall Farm (three miles away) was actually in Rutland, so they promptly chucked me out!

Throughout the sixties we visited the village regularly. I think that its shops were our nearest ones. We also came frequently to see Edgar (“Ted”) and May Pick who lived in the farm next to the lane to Counthorpe with their son John and a lovely golden retriever called Amber. Ted’s mother was sister to my great-grandfather, so he was my grandfather’s cousin.

I also remember walking through Morkery Wood and along the recently closed railway line to Abbots’ farm to fetch eggs. Often we would cycle over to Little Bytham or Counthorpe to watch trains – still an obsession after all these years! How many parents would give their kids such freedom these days, I wonder?
Sunday, 31 August 2008 at 15:46:47

Cathy Rimmington |
Hi Mark, Yes I remember you. I dont know anything about my nan's side of the family other than the names of her mother & father. I know she had a few sister's but no names. If you could ask around that would be great. My nan's name was Gertrude Eliza Rimmington nee Barney and I think they used to live in Careby before she married.
Thursday, 28 August 2008 at 13:59:41

Mark Pullen | |
George pullen was 92 on August 13th and it was great to see some other people who lived at little bytham at the same time as us. It was fantastic to see Jackie, caroline[ratty],michelle and nicky evans. Always a pleasure. Taffy evans passed away a few months back, so god bless mick!!
Anyone else remember us, don't be shy....lol.
Mark x
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 at 16:54:48 - Newark

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