STROAT POST OFFICE – History & Details
Dear Greg,I am busy with an investigation into the history of Gloucestershire Post Offices and their postmarks.There was a PO in Stroat from 1932 until 1971 but I have very little further information. Can you help with more details, PO photos or envelopes/cards with Stroat postmarks?The other information that I do have is from an official source dated 13 July 1932 that a Post Office was to open in Stroat and that the head office was Chepstow.On 7 March 1934 the Stroat PO was given Telegraph Office (T.O.) status and used the telegraphic code XLE for official business.The Stroat Post Office was closed in 1971.John Hine
Mary’s Grandmother opened the Post Office on 13-jul-1932 and her parents took over in the bad winter of 1947 – the winter in which I carried out my first intelligent action, leaving Britain for the markedly better weather of India!
Vi & Charlie Lewis then ran the PO until it closed in 1971.
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