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The Post Office, Warninglid
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The Post Office, Warninglid

The Old Post, as it is now known, dates from the 15th century and has been used commercially on many occasions in the past. The 1842 Tithe Map tells us that it was owned by John Stoveld and occupied by Susan Tulley who operated it as the “Half Moon Inn, garden and yards”. Of course the present Half Moon is situated some 250 yards to the north.
It has also been used as a butcher’s shop, a bakery, and, as depicted here, the village Post Office and Stores.
I suspect that the lady standing in the doorway is the postmistress, and a group of the youth of Warninglid are posing for their photograph.
The Large Version shows a close-up of the shop and children. The quality is not good, but it is good to have a glimpse of village life from over a hundred years ago.

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Picture added on 30 August 2012 at 09:58
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