For generations the local post office has been integral to life in Britain.
This book provides an historical overview of the development of this public
institution, from the 'letter receiving house' to a familiar presence of the
It outlines the range of services post offices have provided over time - from
stamps, pensions and postal orders, the savings certificates, dog and TV
Highlighting the 'heyday of the GPO' during the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the
book recalls childhood memories of post office counters selling stamps and
sweets, the weekly pension queue, and the friendly local postmaster.
It celebrates the role of the post office at the heart of the community and
the changing nature of the service over time tot he present day.
Early Post Offices
The Post Office Network
Modern Post Offices
Places to Visit