Friday, August 28, 2009

Laverstone Post and Sorting Office

Laverstone Post and Sorting Office on Tyrant Circus is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays, closed 12:15 – 1:45 and 9:00AM to 12:15 PM Saturdays. * The sorting office is open 6:00AM – 12:15 PM Monday to Saturday and receives the mail from the 5:59 from Oxford. Post is then sorted by street and a team of four postal delivery officers scurry* like worker bees to deliver the post throughout Laverstone, taking it in turns to drive the van to the outlying farms and houses.

The Post Office building dates back to 1864 and is a fine example of Victorian Gothic. There are, sadly, no ghost stories attached to the building but Mad Mrs. Mackenzie** is reputed to haunt the small cottage next door where she lived all her life, only to be burned to death the year after the Freedom of Witchcraft Act in 1812, thanks to a carelessly balanced cauldron.

Postcards of Laverstone Post Office can be purchased from The Goddess Provides.

*Perfect timing to infuriate shop and office workers

**a distant relation to Bishop Purvis Mackenzie, but one he wouldn't thank you for pointing out.

Image: Cherry Blossom Stores Post Office Set


stephanie said...

I want to know about Mad Mrs. Mackenzie and her relationship to Purvis!

Leatherdykeuk said...

hah! Perhaps another post. Thora Mackenzie 1784 - 1842

aims said...

How fascinating this must be - to build your Laverstone stone by stone - laying the cornerstones and the history - naming the streets. I - almost - envy you.

Leatherdykeuk said...

new bits are fun -- the hard bit is fitting in seven books worth of random names and routes.