SK9918 : New community shop

taken 1 year ago, near to Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

New community shop
New community shop
I am excited and saddened by this opening in equal measure. Excited because having a local shop is important to a somewhat remote community . Saddened because my parents ran one of the three shops that used to serve The Bythams (see SK9818 : Castle Bytham post office) for many years. But the supermarket revolution, increasing car ownership, and now internet shopping have changed the world. A village shop cannot provide a family with an income, and must be staffed by unpaid volunteers.
Castle Bytham community shop

Opened on the 1st of June 2020 (amid the confusion of the covid-19 pandemic) this project began in 2015 headed by a group of local residents, and is organised as a "Co-operative and Community Benefit Society"

The shop is staffed by Volunteers, and run similarly.

The shop has its own web site, which goes into the history in some detail. see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 10 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Place (from Tags)
Castle Bytham 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9907 1803 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.0489N 0:32.0191W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 99065 18067
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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