Author: Mark

The Queens Coronation : 2 June 1953

Queens Diamond Jubilee Emblem

Ian Miller, the Editor of the Glenside News is hoping for help in compiling a piece for the magazine about the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953.  He asks …

Does anybody have any memories/reminisces of the day? Ideally related to the Glenside parishes but not exclusively. Also what were the villages like then. Shops, pubs, people, vicars, doctors etc

Please contact Ian with any offers of assistance …
Ian Miller, 13 Pinfold Road, Castle Bytham, NG33 4RG
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410649


WIlloughby Arms Pub Quiz : January 2012

The first Pub Quiz at the Willoughby Arms in 2012 took place on Tuesday 17 January.  After 9 rounds of questions the final scores were as follows …

1st : Pork Scratchings – 120pts
2nd : Toasty Buttocks – 114pts
3rd : United Staites – 110pts
4th : Deeping Trio – 108pts
5th : Buffer Stops – 94pts
6th : Sat on Another Table – 71pts
7th : Team Anything – 65pts

The next Quiz will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 8.00pm, entry £1 per person, maximum of 6 in a team.

Celebration of Our Community

From the Rev’d Sue Evans …

Celebrate the Community Spirit of Castle Bytham Our Parish Church of St. James has been at the heart of Castle Bytham for nearly a thousand years, as a place for the community to gather to mark life events and important village celebrations.

At St. James – tide this year, we would like to invite all who live in the village to join in a `Celebration of our Community`, where we can give thanks for all the groups and activities that bring our village together and help us to enjoy belonging to such a special place.

The planning team would love to hear from anyone with ideas and suggestions of content for the celebration – music, displays, poetry.

Please contact one of the names below …
Clive Tomkinson –
Rachael Barratt – 411022
Sue Evans – 01572 767240 –
Pat Bowles – 410908

And most of all, please come along on Sunday 22nd July at 3 p.m. for the Celebration and refreshments that follow.

New Zumba Class in Little Bytham

Rachel Miller is starting a new Zumba Class in Little Bytham on Monday 9 January 2012.  The class will take place each Monday between 9.30 and 10.30am in Little Bytham Village Hall.  For those new to Zumba, Rachel describes it as a fun, easy-to-follow, effective, calorie burning, Latin-inspired, dance, fitness class.

Each class is £4 and there is no need to book, just turn up.  For further information Rachel can be contacted on 07815 838409 or via email at

For details of other Zumba classes Rachel delivers in the area visit the Zumba Fitness website.


Christmas Refuse Bin Collections 2011/12

South Kesteven District Council are amending their refuse collection days to accommodate the Christmas period as follows …

Normal collection on Monday 26 December will be collected on Saturday 24 December
Normal collection on Tuesday 27 December will be collected on Wednesday 28 December
Normal collection on Monday 2 January will be collected on Saturday 31 December

You can view all of the planned changes for 2012 on the SKDC website and by viewing the SKDC Bin Collection 2011-12.

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