Saturday, 26 November 2016

Blackmore: News

Villager writes on Facebook: 
A very sad day for the village .Our lovely old post office closed, glad its reopening in the Co op but that wont be the same . ...also sad to see the Albert shuttered . The village used to be a thriving hub for the whole area. Lets hope the Albert isn't bought by another property developer. The Bull fight continues!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Blackmore: End of Era as Blackmore Post Office Relocates

End of Post Office

Thursday 24 November 2016 is a sad day for local historians in Blackmore, as it marks the final day of trading at Blackmore Post Office which opened in 1888, and has above its door ‘JHA 1888’ where this is John Henry Arthy the first postmaster on the premises.  John Henry Arthy is recorded a churchwarden of the Parish Church and has his name inscribed on a bell recast in 1901.

Times change.  The Post Office moves to the local Cooperative Store on the following day and is very much a trend.

My great great uncle, Robert Knight (23, bachelor) married Augusta Arthy (22, spinster) on 29th October 1865 at St Leonard’s Church, Lexden.  Robert lived in Water Lane, Lexden, Augusta in Shore Hill in the same parish.  Robert was a carter, his father-in-law, John, a husbandman.  Augusta’s brother I believe, looking at my notes from 2006, was John Henry Arthy.

Final days of Blackmore Post Office

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Blackmore / Brentwood: Withdrawal of 261 Bus Service threat

Hi. you may or may not be aware that the 261 bus service is being withdrawn from the 16th December.
The parish council have posted information on this link:

They have included information on who to contact to voice concerns. 

I believe this is an important service which we need to ensure keeps running. If you feel the same please email the relevant people in the information and also pass this on to anyone you know who may be affected by the withdrawal of the service.