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Poyntzfield Post Office

Poyntzfield Post Office

Date Added: 26 January 2005 Contributor: Duncan Ross Year: 2004 Picture No: 1014

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.

Albums: Buildings, Jemimaville

Groups: 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. Comment left on 26 January 2005 at 22:22 by Mary Mackay now Harrison
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 Comment left on 26 December 2005 at 22:31 by Mary Mackay now Tomlinson-Harrison
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
Comment left on 15 December 2006 at 10:58 by Richard N. Griffin
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. Comment left on 15 December 2006 at 21:20 by Clem Watson
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.
Comment left on 18 December 2006 at 10:16 by Richard Griffin
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. Comment left on 18 February 2008 at 12:00 by Jolly Van Der Ent
Lovely picture and quite unique Comment left on 09 April 2009 at 12:46 by MURIEL REID
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 Comment left on 19 September 2020 by Phyllis Hannah
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