Monday, 10 April 2017

The Post Office on Shooters Hill

A short series looking at the story behind the picture.

We are on Shooters Hill at number 53, and today it is a convenience store but once it a post office, and I am indebted to my friend Jean who supplied the picture and story behind it.

“This is the old post office on Shooters Hill which was the dropping point for Eltham’s mail carried by the Dover Mail Coach, after the post office was taken away from the old Red Lion in the 1830s.  

This building continued as Shooters Hill post office until 1971.”

Picture; of the former Post Office in 1977 from and text from Jean Gammons

1 comment:

  1. my husband richard was a rep for a cake firm,and up untill 2001 he delivered cakes to this shop,it was not any longer a post office but a conveniance store,how interesting,

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