Saturday, March 31, 2007

Churches to be used as post offices in U.K.

The Mid Sussex Times in the U.K. reports that retired postmistress Anne Hillwood,78, made her own "cover" of stamps for David and Clare Holmes, who recently gave the local post office a makeover.

According to the article, "The stamps on Mrs Hillwood's creation, which is displayed in the post office, depict key points in the development of the postal service and also reflect local activities such as morris dancing, cycling, and cricket."

At a time when many post offices in the U.K. are closing their doors because of government cutbacks, Mrs. Hillwood is happy to see the one in her hometown supported and thriving.

Apparently things have gotten so bad that Britain’s Sunday Telegraph reports "the Church of England is soon to issue guidelines to parishes throughout the United Kingdom recommending that churches across the country are used as post offices."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM