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

        

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NORTH HILL BRANCH POST OFFICE

1878

In 1878 the North Hill Branch Post Office, then known as a "Receiving Office", was at number 4 Hill Park House, North Hill, the premises of Mr Mark Walter Madge, grocer, provision merchant and Receiver or Post Master.  It was also a Money Order Office, a Savings Bank and a Telegraph Office.

The Letter Box was cleared on weekdays at 7.20am, 9.25am, 1.10pm, 4.30pm, 6.20pm and at 9.15pm, and at 6.20pm only on Sundays.

1889

In 1889 the North Hill Branch Post Office was also a Money Order Office, a Savings Bank, an Annuity and Insurance Office and a Telegraph Office.

It was located at number 2 Hill Park Place, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, where Mr John Anthony Hocking Moore was both Post Master and stationer.

Letters were collected at 7.10am, 9.25am, 10.45am, 1.05pm, 2.15pm, 4.40pm, 6.50pm, 7.50pm, 9.45pm, and at 11.50pm.  There were only two collections on a Sunday, at 6.50pm and at 11.50pm.

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.