OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 01, 2018
Webpage updated: February 01, 2018

        

ROYAL MAIL IN OLD PLYMOUTH

SPEAR'S CORNER POST OFFICE

With the Westwell Street Post Office destroyed during the Blitz of March 20th/21st 1941, a new site was sought for a temporary wartime replacement.

This was found at number 10 Tavistock Road, known as Spear's Corner after the previous occupant.  It was here that Premium Bonds were launched in Plymouth on Thursday November 1st 1956.  A special room just inside the Old Town Street entrance was set aside for the expected rush of applicants.  For the first three days the Post Office remained open from 8.30am until 6.30pm.

The Spear's Corner Post Office closed on September 10th 1957 and business moved to the new Saint Andrew's Cross Post Office.