Village Post Office, Walton on the Hill

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Date:1930 - 1940 (c.)

Description:From about 1900 the village post office in Walton-on-the-Hill was in the thatched cottage at 14 Walton Village, next to the smithy. It was run by Katherine Woods while her husband Samuel ran his painting and decorating business from the back of the premises. Katherine Woods ran the post office for 40 years until she died in 1941. As part of her job she took incoming telephone calls for villagers and made calls out for them. Her husband Samuel died in 1932.


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1890s
William Longson and Annie Longson, Walton School
William Longson and Annie Longson, Walton School

Photograph of William Longson (1867- 1948) and Annie Longson, nee Fryer (1872- 1950) ...

1920s
Walton on the Hill Post Office
Walton on the Hill Post Office

Samuel and Kathrine Woods at Walton on the Hill Post Office.

1970s
Walton on the Hill Smithy
Walton on the Hill Smithy

Mr W.M. Giles, the village blacksmith, shoeing a horse at Walton on the Hill Smithy ...

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Creators: Mr Harvey Woods - Contributor

Image courtesy of: Mr Jim Foley

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