Sunday, 26 May 2013

Burnham RSO and SO

Burnham was made a Railway Sub-Office (R.S.O.) on the 1st December 1887.  This lasted until August 1905 when the terminology in the Post Office changed and it became a Sub Office / Post Town (S.O.).

The double circle double-arc RSO cancel was in use beyond 1905 and then the cancel was altered to remove the "R." of "R.S.O.".

On the 2nd August 1917 Burnham became Burnham-on-Sea.

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