Sad news for Othery

We are sorry to report that one of the longest serving postmasters in Somerset passed away yesterday. Mrs Peggy Gange-Harris, who died on 7 February had run the Post Office in Othery for the past 41 years and was well respected in the village.

Her family opened the branch today as a mark of respect to their beloved mother who had run the Post Office since 17 July 1977. Unfortunately her family are unable to continue to operate the branch. We offer them our condolences.

A Post Office spokesperson, told The Leveller “We are saddened by the news that the Postmaster for Othery has died and the branch is temporarily closed after today. We understand how important a Post Office is to a community and we would like to reassure customers that we will work hard to restore a Post Office in Othery. The nearest alternative branches are Middlezoy and Langport.

The full addresses of the alternative branches are:

  • Middlezoy Post Office, Methodist Church, Middlezoy, Bridgwater, TA7 0NZ (open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8.45am – 12 noon; 2 – 5pm)
  • Langport Post Office, Bow Street, Langport, TA10 9PQ (open Monday to Friday: 8am – 5.30ppm; Saturday: 8am – 4pm).







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