Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Yeovil Penny Post

The Yeovil Penny Post was authorised in 1828.  Here is a map showing the local mail walks, rides and coaches.
Receiving House handstamps are recorded from Stoke (No.2), West Coker (No.3), Haselbury (No.4) and Preston (No.6).  No.1 is thought to be Montacute and No.5 was probably East Croker but never used.

Here are a couple of examples of the "Yeovil / Py. Post" and "No.4" handstamps from 1832 and 1833.

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