OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: May 06, 2020
Webpage updated: May 06, 2020

        

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CECIL STREET BRANCH POST OFFICE

1878

In 1878 the Cecil Street Branch Post Office, then known as a "Receiving Office", was at number 29 Cecil Street.  Mr Richard Condy Bath, a chemist, was the Receiver or Post Master.  It was also a Money Order office, a Savings Bank and a Telegraph Office.

The Letter Box was cleared at 7.10am, 9.05am, 12.35pm, 6.05pm and at 8.45pm.  No different times were quoted for Sundays.

1889

In 1889 the Cecil Street Branch Post Office was also a Money Order Office, a Savings Bank, and an Annuity and Insurance Office.

It was located at number 66 Cecil Street, in the premises belonging to Mr Richard Condy Bath, chemist.

Letters were collected at 12.15am, 7.25am, 9.30am, 10.50am, 1.05pm, 2.20pm, 4.45pm, 6.50pm, 8pm, and at 9.45pm.  There were only two collections on a Sunday, at 12.15am and at 6.50am.

Delivery of letters from the General Post Office at Westwell Street, Plymouth, commenced at 7am and then at 11.40am, 3.10pm, 5.40pm and 8.45pm.  On Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays only the first delivery was made.