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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 05, 2020
Webpage updated: May 06, 2020

        

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TRACEY STREET BRANCH POST OFFICE

1878

In 1878 what was at that time known as the Hastings Terrace Receiving Office was at number 1 Hastings Terrace, the premises of Mr John Griffin, baker and grocer.  It was also a Money Order Office, a Savings Bank and a Telegraph Office.

The Letter Box was cleared at 7.30am, 9.25am, 1pm,6pm and at 9.15pm.  No different times were quoted for Sundays.

1889

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

It was located at number 1 Tracey Place, Plymouth, in the bakery and grocery shop belonging to Mr John Griffin.

Letters were collected at 12.15am, 7.25am, 9.25am, 10.55am, 1.05pm, 2.25pm, 4.40pm, 6.45pm, 8pm, and at 9.40pm.  There were only two collections on a Sunday, at 12.15am and at 6.45pm.

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.