Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A to Z of Leicester: K is for...

Knighton Post Office – an Obituary

Knighton Post Office was special. Roger, the Postmaster, knew us all, joked with the kids, sorted my manuscripts and stamped addressed envelopes, looked out for the frail elderly. It was the centre of our community... until they shut it down.


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11 comments:

  1. That is SO sad. But beautifully written in 40 words.

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  2. Sorry Duncan, I was forgetting that those outside the UK wouldn't know. The government have seen fit to close down most of our small local Post Offices. Not good!

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  3. Kudos for Knighton and your post.

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  4. sounds like a very nice gentleman, its awful that they shut down your post office, sounds like it was rather quaint

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  5. Great job and getting this done in 40 words! I'm sorry they shut it down- I could imagine anyone doing that here in Wyoming. Thanks for posting. I'm a new follower from A-Z

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  6. The annoying thing about the closures is that the ones they closed where the ones I used the most.

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  7. What is it with shutting down the village and small town post office. It is happening all over Ireland too.

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  8. And Roger is a wonderful trumpeter. On the day Knighton Post Office closed, a crowd of customers assembled in the drizzle to shed tears as Roger (in his sparkly waistcoat) stood beside the post box and played The Last Post. I'm welling-up as I remember it!

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  9. I know how you feel. I don't do well with change of public buildings.

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  10. Thanks everyone for your comments and I'd forgotten about that, Pippa. Roger's wonderful sequined waistcoat that he wore each Christmas and on other special occasions. What a loss to our community!

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