Castle Bytham Village Hall

Available for functions, activities, dances, children’s parties
Just ask and we will do our best to help

We presently cater for bingo evenings, sporting activities, parent and toddlers group, committee meetings, WI events, children’s parties, charity shows so you can see we are fairly flexible!

Anne Burrows
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410537

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Burns Night 2011 (added 09/03/11 : MG)

From the Glenside News (March 2011) …

Burns Night was enjoyed at the Village Hall on February 5th. David Tod from Peakirk played the bagpipes, Duncan McSporran addressed the haggis (brought down from Scotland) and Bodgers Mate played for the enthusiastic dancers.

The success of the evening was due to many helpers, but thanks must particularly go to Jacqui and Mary who coordinated the cooking, to Chris, Carol, Robin and Angela who worked so hard behind the scenes, to all those who gave puddings and raffle prizes and proposed the toasts. Many thanks also to Rachel and Sue for running the raffle, to Carrie for preparing the excellent menu cards and toast lists, to Jonathan and Liz for playing the flute and piano so beautifully, to Jacqui of Trinity Conferences for donating the auction prize, and to Sacker Spuds.  The evening was a sell out and raised about £850 for Village Hall funds.

Burns Night : Ye Cannae Miss This (added : 14/03/11 : MG)

From the Glenside News (December 2010) …

Don’t delay – if you are planning to join in the biennial Burns Night celebrations in Castle Bytham Village Hall on Saturday 5th February you’ll need to get your tickets as soon as possible.

This event sells out fast and its no wonder. For just £14 you get live music from Bodgers Mate, one of the best ceilidh bands in the business and a hearty, traditional supper followed by something sweet from our legendary dessert table.


Bodgers Mate – caller Dennis Humphreys make sure everyone has a high old time on the dance floor.

There’ll be lots of dancing, some special guest entertainment and a suitably Scottish-themed singalong – ask anyone who’s been before and they’ll tell you that this is  great night out.

Tickets go on sale on December 1st. They are available from the Castle Bytham Village Stores or by ringing (01780) 410957. If you want to bring a party of up to 10 it’s even more crucial that you book early to guarantee your table.

All the proceeds raised from this event go towards the upkeep and improvement of Castle Bytham Village Hall.

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Christmas Fair (from the Glenside News October 1995 : 15/01/12 : MG)

From Tony Collinson, Chairman – CBVH Management Committee

There are still a few stalls left for this annual event on Sunday November 26th.  Father Christmas hopes to find time to visit the fair.  As usual the excellent refreshments will be available.  Come for Lunch!  Contact Ian Miller (410649)

These Things Do Happen! (from the Glenside News October 1995 : 15/01/12 : MG)

At Castle Bytham Village Hall on Monday 2 October (1995) at 7.30pm.

This play is an honest, affectionate and often hilarious portrait of farming life in the 1930’s and 40’s.  It is narrated by a ‘tractor’ and looks at life in a farm working family up to the end of the Second World War.

The evidence for some of the events depicted in this play exist only in the memories of people who were there at the time.  So, OK, some of the things might not have happened every day but as a farmworker who, leaning back at the end of a conversation with Stewart Howson, the author, said with a sigh “These things do happen!”.  The play will combine narrative, music and song in Northumberland Theatre Company‘s inimitable style.  Incidentally ‘These Things Do Happen’ won the Plays on Stage Award from London Weekend Television.

The play lasts for two hours including the interval.  Tickets from Castle Bytham Stores (410233).  Why not come along and enjoy a first rate professional show for less than half the price of the big towns and it is on your doorstep.

Advanced notice of two short plays for children, especially under eleven year olds – “Little Red Riding Hood” and “St George and the Dragon” presented by the “Krazy Kat Theatre Company” at Castle Bytham Village Hall on Thursday 30 November (1995) at 7.00pm.

From the Glenside News August 1995 (added : 18/12/11 : MG)

From R.B. (on behalf of the Committee) …

We are not having a coffee morning during August, as so many people do not know their holiday plans, but we hope, if it seems practical, to arrange a small garden evening or something similar, and will put up posters if we do so.

The Coffee Mornings have continued to be popular, and we need only about £6 more to finish buying the six new trestle tables already in steady use.  Many thanks to you all.

On 16th September (1995) (again the 3rd Saturday) we are having another of our popular table-top sales, not just for the youngsters, so everyone can spend the summer turning out drawers and cupboards.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Village Hall Committee Meeting : July 1995 (from the Glenside News July 1995 : 17/12/11 : MG)

At the recent Village Hall Committee Meeting it was decided to accept a tender for the new porch and loo’s and, subject to planning permission, apply for a grant.  If the grant is forthcoming, the earliest the work could proceed would be July 1996.

There will be a family play on Tuesday 3 October (1995) – ‘These Things Do Happen’ and a 3-11 year old children’s (and adult) evening with a double bill – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘St George and the Dragon’ on Thursday 30th November (1995).

It was also decided that, unfortunately, the ‘Hire Charges’ will have to go up on October 1st, by a small amount as income is not covering expenditure.  This will not affect regular users too much.  We have not had a full increase in charges for 7 years.

Added : 02/02/11 : MG
Last Updated : 15/01/12 : MG

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