(December 2009) Sad Farewell

This is a Sad Farewell but also the beginning of an exciting new phase in our lives. We have thoroughly enjoyed serving you for the past eleven years but feel the time has arrived when the stores need an injection of youth and vitality to take them through into the next decade, and Ramesh has plenty of both of these qualities.

We shall certainly miss the many friends we have made over the years as running a village stores and Post Office is far more than a job and more a way of life. Whilst we’re sure we will soon adjust to not getting up whilst others are only just thinking of going to bed the loss of the constant stream of familiar faces will take far longer.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your custom, help and friendship over the time we have been in Sibford. Our success in the stores was only possible because of the support given to us by so many. We know how much you value the many benefits which are given to any village by retaining their shop and Post Office and hope that you will continue to give Ramesh the same support to enable him to provide the services that are so vital today to life in a rural community.

Terry & Judith Byrne