Little Bytham Village Hall

Little Bytham Village Hall is available for hire for parties, weddings, dances, bingo, clubs and other activities.

For booking enquiries or to make a booking contact …
Pat Roddis
Tel: +44 (0)1780 411292

Committee Contacts

Sue : Chairperson
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410528
Tel : +44 (0)1780 410678
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410226
Judith Stafford
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410194
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410044



Village Hall Update – June 2015 (from Glenside News June 2015 : added 30/08/15 : MG)

From a member of the Little Bytham Village Hall Committee …

As I write it is May 7th (2015).  Voting is taking place in Little Bytham Village Hall, the hall we are so proud to offer for use for our Elections.

It is kept and maintained for us, the local residents whose support we are totally reliant on.

Funds have now allowed us to invest in some fine new cups and saucers, may you all get to use them as often as possible.

Many thanks to Pete Murray and Les Bowler for treating us to a hectic evening of hot sweaty long distance motor biking across France and the Pyrenees on April 24th. The sweating done by them, not us viewers who just sat relaxingly and enjoyed the slide show. It’s encouraging when residents are willing to spare the time to inform and entertain us. These things involve much preparation and forethought.

The Village Hall will next be used for exhibits and cups of tea at the Flower Show on July 18th (2015) … see you then!

Village Hall Update – April 2015 (from Glenside News April 2015 : added 31/08/15 : MG)

From a member of the Little Bytham Village Hall Committee …

There seems to be several funerals taking place during the last few weeks.  Local residents have been buried in our local Church yards so many people will be missed, both neighbours and friends. We will find it a terrible loss, a person who will be so badly missed.  Susie Hill has worked so hard for our villages and Churches, a warm, loving person no longer with us. ‘Our thoughts are with Jonathan at this sad time.’

Little Bytham to the PyraneesThe Village Hall are holding a talk/slide show on Friday April 24th (2015) featuring motor bike journeys through the Pyrenees by Pete Murray and Les Bowler.  It promises to be a super display of the most beautiful scenery.  It starts at 7.30pm and entrance is free.  Come and enjoy the evening.


Village Hall Refurbishment Complete (from Glenside News December 2011 : added 09/12/11 : MG)

From Sue McFarland …

We thought the day would never come, but Little Bytham Village Hall Management Committee can now proudly announce the completion of the refurbishment of the village hall toilets and entrance hall.  Such luxury was, at one time, only a dream, but thanks to the hard work and support of local fund raisers and their friends, together with sucessful applications to Awards for All (part of Lottery funding), WREN (who re-allocate land fill tax) and the Lincs CC Aggregates Levy Fund, the target of £35,095.20 was reached.  We are all delighted with the result and thank everyone who has helped us to achieve our goal.  Thanks to everyone who supported us.

Coffee Mornings (from Glenside News December 2011 : added 09/12/11 : MG)

We shall be holding Coffee Mornings on the first Tuesday of each month and coffee and craft mornings on the third Tuesday, from 10 until 12 o’clock (apart from December when it will be the first and second Tuesdays).  Everyone is most welcomend this would be an ideal opportunity to witness the transformation of the facilities.

Djongology Concert (from Glenside News December 2011 : added 09/12/11 : MG)

As previously reported, this was a very enjoyable evening.  The proceeds were shared by Castle Bytham and Little Bytham Village Halls and Little Bytham Village Hall Committee is pleased to announce that £422.61 was raised for our funds.  Many thanks to everyone who supported us.

Djongology (from Glenside News November 2011 : added 07/11/11 : MG)

A packed hall at Castle Bytham (note … Little Bytham Village Hall was being renovated at the time) enjoyed an evening of the finest Cafe de Paris style jazz from Djongology.

Members of the band, who travelled here from Nottingham, Derby and Sutton Bonington, found a hugely appreciative audience.  At the interval, everyone, including Djongology, tucked into a hot supper prepared by the village hall committees.

The raffle included a wide range of prizes.  Vouchers for a meal at The Jackson Stops in Stretton were won by a Djongology enthusiast who had travelled from Kings Cliffe, whilst a painting by local artist, Judith Stafford, was claimed by Castle Bytham resident, Pat Bowles.  Another winner won a CD by Djongology who generously donated a percentage of their sales from CD’s and t-shirts to village hall funds.

The four musicians, Ben Holder on violin (and lead vocals), Richard Smith on lead guitar, John Smith on rhythm guitar and Steve Peters on double bass, played an outstanding programme, with the audience applauding vigorously and shouting for more.  Altogether, a night to remember in The Bythams.

Art Exhibition (from Glenside News November 2011 : added 02/12/11 : MG)

Little Bytham Watercolour Group held an exhibition of paintings and sculptures on 2 October 2011 in Castle Bytham Village Hall.  There were over 100 exhibits, a testimony to the talent of our local artists.  The day also saw the launch of the Little Bytham Village Calendar for 2012.  This includes a range of photographs of the village taken by a local photographer, Pete Murray.  Priced at £6 it is an ideal Christmas stocking gift, available from Committee members and the No.10 Store (note it’s also available in the Willoughby Arms).  Admission was free and visitors were able to partake of delicious home made cakes and pastries.  It had been planned to hold the event, along with an opening ceremony, in our newly renovated hall, but owing to the work being behind schedule, the venue changed to Castle Bytham and we were very grateful to their village hall committee for their support.

A Year in the Life of the Burghley Estate (added : 03/05/11 : MG)

The Little Bytham Village Hall Committee’s May event has been arranged by Ken Archard and looks like being a fascinating insight into the workings of our local estate – Burghley.  Entitled “A Year in the Life of the Burghley Estate” this illustrated talk by John Burrows, Estate Manager, takes us behind the scenes of his work and is taking place in Little Bytham Village Hall on Friday 20 May 2011 from 7.30pm. It promises to be an excellent evening – make sure you don’t miss it. Tickets are available on the door for a suggested admission donation of £2.50.  Drinks and nibbles will be served and all proceeds go to the upkeep of the Village Hall.  The event looks like being popular so you may like to ensure you have reserved a ticket in advance.  You can do so by contacting Sue 410528, Maureen 410044, Judith 410194, Pat 411292 or Ken 411112.

Management Committee Meetings (added : 03/05/11 : MG)

Little Bytham Village Hall Management Committee now meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Willoughby Arms in Little Bytham. Should you want to raise any issues or put forward ideas, please feel welcome to join us at the start of any meeting. The Village Hall is a resource for the whole local community, so your input would be invaluable.

100 Club (added : 03/05/11 : MG)

If you are new to the area or simply don’t know anything about the 100 Club, please speak to a committee member at the Burghley Talk on Friday 20 May or at the refreshment stall at the Little Bytham Fete on Sunday 12 June.

World War II Murder Mystery (from Glenside News March 2011 : added 09/03/11 : MG)

Little Bytham Village Hall Management Committee would like to thank the newly formed Bytham Community Theatre for putting on the fantastic World War II Murder Mystery Evening which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone lucky enough to secure a ticket. As well as giving us an exciting evening, a trip down memory lane and a lot of fun, you have raised over £400 for your refurbishment fund.

Our grateful thanks to Rose Bakker, Louise Last, Tom Litten, Deirdre Pawsey, Sophie Revell and Patricia Roddis.  Also thanks to Fiona Allett and Linda Frogarty-Smith who put on a lot of advanced work but were unable to take part in the final event.

We look forward to your next venture.

AGM (from Glenside News February 2011 : added 06/02/11 : MG)

The Village Hall AGM will take place in Little Bytham Village Hall on Thursday 24 February 2011 at 7pm. We would very much like to see as many people as possible at the AGM. It would be helpful to have feedback with regard to what the committee have been doing over the last 12 months, in relation to fund-raising events. If you have something to say or have new ideas of what you want to see happen this year, please coem to the AGM. There are presently two vacancies on the committee, so if you feel you could spare a few hours in the year to join our team, we would love to see you. Please support YOUR village hall!

Murder Mystery Dinner (from Glenside News February 2011 : added 14/03/11 : MG)

2011 promises to be another full year for Little Bytham Village Hall. Several events are in the planning stage, the first of which will be the inaugural presentation by The Bythams Community Players of a Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday 12 February in the Village Hall, 7.30pm start. The evening has a World War II theme. Tickets are now on sale for this event and are priced at £10 each to include a 2 course hot meal. There will be a licensed bar. Sorry, no children. Tickets are available from any committee member – see contact details at the top of this page.

If you are a budding Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes – or even a Tom Barnaby, you cannot afford to miss this! All proceeds from the evening will be going to the Village Hall Refurbishment Fund.

Thank You! (from Glenside News December 2010 : added 04/04/11 : MG)

What an amazing year this has been for Little Bytham Village Hall.  In February we had a sell-out quiz which made £700 profit. In May the Table Top sale was extremely popular and the Model Railway Exhibition in June proved an incredible success adding over £1000 to the refurbishment fund. Also in June, we had the Sponsored Ride around Rutland Water which made more than £400.

Late June saw the launch of the Glenside Villages Tea-Towels, another roaring success with almost 400 having been sold to date.  A few are still available, as are the original drawings and paintings which would make very special and personal Christmas presents.  Please speak to Judith Stafford on 410194 if you would be interested in buying one of the original drawings, they are very reasonably priced.

In September we held our second Quiz, again, a sell-out which made nearly £500 for the Refurbishment Fund.  Finally, on 15th October, Pete and Jackie Murray presented their Roof of the World Talk and Slide Show.  This free evening, with nibbles and bar, raaised £200 through generous donations from the appreciative audience.

The Village Hall Committee would like to thank everyone for supporting us in our fund-raising efforts during 2010.  We are a step closer to making the planned improvements a reality, and for that we thank you all. It has been an outstanding year.

The fund-raising thermometer has now reached the magnificent sum of £12,150.00.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year from the Village Hall Committee.

Carol Singing (from Glenside News December 2010 : added 04/04/11 : MG)

This really is a super evening, last year it was made even more so by about 4 inches of snow coating everything and making Little Bytham look like a scene from a Christmas card. If you would like to join us, we will be meeting in the Village Hall at 6.00pm, it is a case of singing carols around the village for about an hour, then back to the Village Hall for hot mulled wine and mince pies.  This is a wonderful start to Christmas, and all money raised pays for the Childrens Christmas Party and presents.

Please join us – the more the merrier, children are very welcome, and it is a good idea to bring a torch.  Carol sheets are provided.  Further details can be obtained from any committee member.


Wanted (from Glenside News June 1995 : added 10/01/11 : MG)

A large cupboard is required for Little Bytham Village Hall.  Contact W E Murphy (410692)

Added : 02/02/11 : MG
Last Updated : 30/08/15 : MG

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