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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Blackmore Post Office End of Era

Thursday 24 November 2016 is a sad day for local historians in Blackmore, as it marks the final day of trading at Blackmore Post Office which opened in 1888, and has above its door ‘JHA 1888’ where this is John Henry Arthy the first postmaster on the premises.  John Henry Arthy is recorded a churchwarden of the Parish Church and has his name inscribed on a bell recast in 1901.

Times change.  The Post Office moves to the local Cooperative Store on the following day.

Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History might be interested to know that all the books sold from the Online Shop have been posted from there.


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