Sunday, 19 May 2013

Post Office Circulars

Here is a scan of the Post Office Circular for 28th September 1874 which announced Wiveliscombe (and Milverton) becoming R.S.O.s (towards the bottom of the Circular), as well as Bampton (Tiverton) and Bishop's Lydeard (under Taunton).  The scan is courtesy of Ken Smith who took the photocopy at the Post Office Archives, this being one of the sources of information for his Post Office lists.

The Post Office Circulars were weekly instructions to postmasters, and the last Issue of each month appears to list changes taking place on the First of the next month, including Offices to become MO-SB (Money Order - Savings Bank) or Telegraph Offices, and changes to postal addresses.

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