After 171 years, Bishopthorpe Post Office Survives Closure Threat

Bish_POGlynn Drummond photographed in front of Bishopthorpe Post Office, Main Street, which closed in February 2015.

 

When Glynn Drummond announced he was going to retire as Bishopthorpe Postmaster, a tremor passed through the village. No one wished to lose the Post Office. However, as we now know, the P.O. has re-opened at the newsagent in Sim Balk Lane, and a collective sigh of relief was heard for miles.

It would, indeed, have been a great disappointment if the Post Office had closed down, bearing in mind that a postal service has operated in Bishopthorpe for 171 years. To read about the history of our local postal service, see the article in Local History.

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