Monday, February 25, 2008

Oldest Post Office in the World Up for Sale

The world's oldest post office is up for sale with offers of over £230,000 according to an article on the The Scotsman website.

Long accepted as the oldest in Britain, the Sanquhar,Dumfriesshire, post office has been operating continuously since 1712. Its nearest rival opened eight years later in Stockholm.

Ken Thompson, who has owned and operated the post office for the last 17 years says, "This house was originally a place where coaches halted and fresh horses were available and it was set up to receive mail...and was nothing like we imagine a post office today. Nor was it the first of its kind but it's the oldest one to have survived. We have stayed the course, we have been here from the beginning."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM