What is it?
Bath's Post Office occupied 8, Broad Street in 1821-54; from here
the first adhesive postage stamps in the world were franked and
sent in 1840 [Forsyth 2003
current building dates from 1923-7, with the main entrance
vestibule containing a pair of plaques commemorating Ralph Allen
. Postal services moved to the opposite end of the
building on the junction of Broad Street and Green Street but
moved again in the summer of 2019 to the W H Smith store in Union
Street [Bath Newseum
In 2022 it was announced that the Post Office building will become
the new location for Bath's Fashion Museum [https://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk/our-future
Where is it in Bath?
The building on the junction of Broad Street and New Bond Street.
The text reads
"Ralph Allen and John Palmer
Citizens of Bath
the pioneers of the postal service of the eighteenth century
Ralph Allen 1693-1764 reorganised and perfected Bye and Cross
Post which afforded intercommunication between Provincial Towns
John Palmer 1742-1818 Developed the Mail Coach service
throughout the Country.
This tablet was erected to commemorate the opening of the Head
Post Office by the Mayor of Bath Alderman Cedric Chivers J.P.
Monday the 16th May 1927."
Location map of plaque:
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