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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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MILEHOUSE BRANCH POST OFFICE

In 1878 Mr James Weeks was the Post Master at the Milehouse Branch Post Office, where he also ran a general shop and was both a blacksmith and wheelwright.  The nearest Money Order Office was at Stoke Damerel Branch Post Office.

He received his letters from the General Post Office in Plymouth at 7am.  The Royal Mail was despatched to Plymouth at 11.15am and 6.10pm on weekdays and only at 6.10pmon Sundays.

 

In 1889 the Milehouse Branch Post Office, which came within the control of the General Post Office at Westwell Street, Plymouth, at that time, was also a Money Order Office, a Savings Bank, and an Annuity and Insurance Office.

It was located at Milehouse in the shop belonging to Mr James Weeks.

Letters were collected at 8.15am, 12.45, 4.15pm, and at 6.45pm.  There were only two collection on a Sunday, at 8.15am and at 6.45pm.