Roadside letter-boxes

6th August 2015

From the Comet, February 1853.

Notice to the public

On and from the 8th February, ROAD SIDE LETTER BOXES have been opened for collecting the public correspondence in the following situations:

Hauteville—In front of the house belonging to Messrs Tardif and Thoume.

Union Street, New TownIn front of the house occupied by Mr Joseph Collings, jun.

The Piette—In front of Mr Jamouneau's house.

Three others will also be placed, as soon as possible, in the following sites:

Colborne Place—In front of Mr Allez's house.

The Gravées—In front of Mr Snow's house.

Elm Grove—In front of Mr Machon's house.

The Letter Boxes will be cleared daily (Sundays excepted) at the following periods, until further notice: On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from the 1st November to the 30th April, 8½ a.m. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 7 a.m., all year round.

Letters deposited in these boxes will be disposed of in all respects in the same manner as if posted at the principal office, previous to the above-named periods.

Post-Office, St Peter Port, Guernsey
February, 1853

For more on this see Carman, W J, 'Guernsey's roadside letter boxes,' Report & Trans., Société Guern. XXII (1986) 1.