SK9818 : Castle Bytham post office

taken 12 years ago, near to Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Castle Bytham post office
Castle Bytham post office
Once a thriving business employing over a dozen people in the bakehouse and shop, and with 4 delivery vans serving surrounding communities, the business had already been hit by the advent of the motor car when my Father bought it in 1970. By the time he retired in the early 80s supermarkets had arrived and it had become a business entirely staffed by the family. Roundsmen, the bakery, the corn and animal feed business, gent's clothing and hardware were but a memory. The successor owners did well to keep the petrol pump despite official hostility, and to keep the post office franchise. The business changed hands again subsequently, and is now trading without either of those facilities. I still wish the latest owners well for the future.

Update November 2014. The shop has recently closed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 October, 2006
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Post Office 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9888 1855 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.3314N 0:32.1785W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 988 185
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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