First Island Post Office in a Pub

Chris Wallis popped down to The Broadway Inn yesterday to see the opening of the first Island Post Office in a Pub.

Many thanks to VB reader Chris Wallis for popping down to Totland yesterday to cover the opening ceremony of the first Post Office in a Pub for VB. Ed

Monday morning saw the opening ceremony of the first Post Office in a pub on the Isle of Wight.

Mr Dave Filby, licensee of the Broadway Inn in Totland and newly appointed postmaster was absolutely overwhelmed.

As you can see the response to the opening was huge with the queue to use the new post office counter right out of the door.

Strawberry tea cakes, champagne flutes and good old cups of tea were laid on by mine hostes who were interviewed by BBC South Today and VentnorBlog.

The Rt Hon Andrew Turner was in attendance for the opening with the local Councillor for the parish ward Mr John Howe, plus a charming and enthusiastic lady called Meg from the Post office who had facilitated the opening within months from start to finish.

The locals par took of the tea with enthusiasm and enjoyed our local dignitaries mingling with them.

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Tuesday, 7th July, 2009 1:48pm



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Well done Kim and David!
I heard about this on Radio 4 – you can listen again at