East Dereham Post Office

East Dereham Post Office

Dereham, also known as East Dereham, is a town and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the A47 road, some 15 miles (25 km) west of the city of Norwich and 25 miles (40 km) east of King’s Lynn. ~Wikipedia

 

In the photo at the top, the old Post Office is the building to the left with the curved arched windows. That was built in 1892 and then later in 1964 it was replaced with the uninspiring shops we see today, BetFred etc…

There’s a little history here on the East Dereham Market Place website, plus a close up photo.

Kelly’s Directory of Norfolk 1900 lists the Postmaster as one Thomas R. Lowe. From that directory it can be seen that there were a number of sub post offices within Dereham. It can be seen in the Census of 1901 that this is our man as he appears at 9 Market Street Dereham employed as the Postmaster. His wife was Ellen J. Lowe.

The other offices and their Postmasters around Dereham were in Toftwood (Robert Edwards), Norwich Road (Charles Fen Holman) and Baxter Row (Philip Lines).

The first photo I used above comes courtesy of the Flickr photostream of whatisthatpictureIt is reproduced here under the required Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.

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