Assembly-room, on Wednesday morning, and appointed a committee to consider a suitable and
convenient position for a new post-office, the old one being found deficient in accommodation. The
T. A. Laws, J. Carke, G. Fenn, S. Parkhouse, C. F. Parker, S. L Kent, B. Woolnough, Mullett,
called, to take into consideration the desirability of providing a suitable and convenient situation for
incurred in providing a new building. With reference to the last part, he thought they should not ask
very profitable to the Government, and Beccles contributed its share to that profit ; it would
therefore, in his opinion, be out of place for them to ask Government to contribute part of the
which was, in effect, that the present office was admitted not to be all that could be wished, and that
her house expired at Michaelmas next. Since that reply had been received an inspector from the
out to him on the Gentleman’s Walk, in the houses now occupied by Mrs. Oakes and Mrs. Chandler.
Plans of the premises had been provided, and were now in the possession of the Postmaster-General.
had adopted this course, and it was only by wind-blow that he heard of it at all. That house was in a
of the post-office would be preferable, provided more accommodation could be found.
reference to the matter—The Rev. F. F. Tracy said he was extremely pleased the Mayor had taken
a post-office under the existing circumstances, The progress of the town, and the prospect (not very
remote) of a very considerable increase in the demands of a post-office already over-taxed, justified
were in be known to the authorities. The Mayor had already alluded to the want of accommodation
the matter into immediate consideration, and to make such suggestions to the Government as might
effect. — Mr. Fenn seconded, and the motion was carried.
post-office. There were Mr. Thrower’s, Mr. Claxton’s, Mr. Soanes’, Mr. Thompson’s, Mr. Welch’s,
and Mr. Ife’s. Mr. Thompson, Mr. Thrower, and Mr. Ife were willing to sell.—Mr. Laws said he had
then elected a committee in accordance with Mr. Tracy’s proposition :—The Mayor, the Rector, Mr.
arrangements. There were 150 adults in this town who had to pay a penny for every letter they
that was not in accordance with the Postmaster-General’s regulations. It was quite time this route
houses in the neighbourhood of Swine’s-green, and right from London-road down to Mr. Wright’s,
get it before one o’clock, which resulted in great inconvenience, and sometimes loss of money. He
moved that the Postmaster-General be asked to put on an extra man to deliver letters in the outskirts
Postmaster-General respecting the site of the post-office ?—The Mayor suggested the matter be
Mr. Dixon seconded the amended proposition, which was carried.
—The Mayor made a few remarks respecting the awkward position in which some of the letter
committee be empowered to take measures to place them in more convenient spots.—This was
agreed to, and the meeting separated after the customary vote of thanks to the Chairman.