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Arrival Of Mail At Higher Clovelly Po.

A Memory of Clovelly.

This photo shows the arrival of Royal Mail being deliverd to the Post Office at Higher Clovelly. The mail for Clovelly village was then loaded on to the donkey and taken down the steep cobbled street to the Post Office in the village where it was delivered by the postman. The Royal Mail employees in the photo are Roy Fisher who was the local postman, and on the right is Studley Shute of Bideford. Roy Fisher was very well known in the local travelling concert parties that travelled around the villages of North Devon entertaining many people throughout the 1940s and 1950s. As a small boy I would sometimes be lucky to get a ride up the Clovelly High Street when the donkey returned with the outgoing mail.

With thanks to Graham Shackson for this memory of Clovelly

Added 22 January 2010


Comments & Feedback

I found a photo (postcard)
the Clovelly, post office transfer of mail 1936
When my mum pasted away two years ago its mark that the gentleman on the right was her uncle

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