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Life gets sweeter for post office moving to tearooms

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:37 25 September 2018

Chalfonts Tea Room owner, Janet Raybould, enjoys a cup of tea with Lucky Karavadra, postmaster, as the Post Office moves into the tea room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Chalfonts Tea Room owner, Janet Raybould, enjoys a cup of tea with Lucky Karavadra, postmaster, as the Post Office moves into the tea room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

A town post office has taken the unusual step of moving into a tearooms.

Hingham Post Office will be operating in Chalfonts Tearooms from Friday, September 21.

Tearoom owner Janet Raybould said: “It’s important to have an accessible post office. There’s a lot of people who can’t get to a bank or change their money.”

The post office had previously been in Harrods of Hingham, which closed in May but allowed the post office to continue operating in the building. Now it is being forced to move on, but Mrs Raybould, who also runs the village green grocer, thinks the new arrangement can work for everyone, adding: “People can buy a cup of coffee while they’re in there.”

Hingham Post Office will be open at Chalfronts Tearooms on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Lucky Karavadra, postmaster, as the Post Office moves into Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYLucky Karavadra, postmaster, as the Post Office moves into Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYChalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Post Office moves into Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Post Office moves into Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Lucky Karavadra, postmaster, as the Post Office moves into Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYLucky Karavadra, postmaster, as the Post Office moves into Chalfonts Tea Room at Hingham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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