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Poyntzfield Post Office
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Poyntzfield Post Office

One of the smallest Post Offices in Scotland, it serves the village of Jemimaville and the surrounding area. Currently open on Monday and Thursday afternoons, the postmistress, Mary Finlayson, is seen standing in the doorway.
Picture added on 26 January 2005
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Cromarty & Poyntzfield Post Offices
Hey how great to see the Post Office in Jemimaville. I grew up in Jemimaville and remember the old Post Office run by first Mrs Thomas then Mrs Langlands both sadly gone now. Wonderful memories. If anyone remembers me please get in touch, I've been away for 45 years now but its still home.
Added by Mary Mackay now Harrison on 26 January 2005
The Post Office stands now where the telephone kiosk used to stand I can just see the roof and upstairs windows of the house that was owned by my granny Mrs Mackay, and in which I lived until my departure from the Black Isle in 1960 at the tender age of 17. Oh Happy Happy Days
Added by Mary Mackay now Tomlinson-Harrison on 26 December 2005
How very, very sad! Is all of our traditional heritage to be gradually destroyed in the name of so-called progress? What a very "hyggelig" (cosy) little post office. But then Denmark´s small post offices are also being sliced away, following the demise of agriculture and fishing, traditional industries of this country.
Richard N. Griffin, Århus, Denmark
Added by Richard N. Griffin on 15 December 2006
Mr Griffin, thank you for that comment, it will soon be quicker to Denmark by 'flaskpost', when I threw a bottle with a message off the CROMARTY LIFEBOAT in 1952, it landed in HIRTSHALS northern tip of Denmark, taking 4 months to travel from 57.45*N 03.50*W where the bottle was thrown into the sea.
Added by Clem Watson on 15 December 2006
Dear Mr. Watson, thank you in return for your comment and interesting experience.
Since you use the word "flaskepost", hvor meget dansk kan du?
Regards, Richard.
Added by Richard Griffin on 18 December 2006
Knowing the books of Jane Duncan, for me this Post Office is the office of the "Post Mistress". I was very sad when I read in a Dutch paper it is or will be closed.
Added by Jolly Van Der Ent on 18 February 2008
Lovely picture and quite unique
Added by MURIEL REID on 09 April 2009
I'm looking for information on Mrs Langlands if anybody remembers her? I know she died in 1983 bur I have nom idea where she went when she left the post office. I presume she retired? She was presdient of the Resolis SWRI (Rural/Women's Institute)1952-1959. Thanks
Added by Phyllis Hannah on 19 September 2020
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