Post it in December

It’s just December, at the time of writing, and, no doubt, many of us are preparing cards and packages to post, despite the current cost of stamps. Sadly, Market Lavington’s Post Office has closed recently and Easterton lost its post office many years ago.

However, looking back to December1999, the Post Office was available, in the care of John Noakes, a previous sub-postmaster. He is in the photograph in this Western Daily Press article, saved in one of our scrapbooks at the museum. But this had nothing to do with the Christmas post.

This box was to be kept in the Post Office, available for local folk to drop in notes containing information for the police. We do not remember how long this scheme lasted, but it and the Post Office at the crossroads in Market Lavington are both now consigned to history.

Do remember to come and find out more about local history at our special openings on 27th December 2022 and 1st January 2023, both at the slightly earlier times of 2-4pm, due to early nightfall at this time of year.

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