The original Heathcote Post Office finishes its last day of trading today.By Barbara Sungaila
It will be the end of an era today when the original Heathcote Post Office finishes its last day of trading.
A new post office is opening at 69 High St, between Tranter Motors and Heathcote Pharmacy, on Monday.
The old post office building, located on the corner of High and Herriot streets, was built in the early 1870s.
It was extended in 1906 and has remained essentially unchanged since then.
Owners Daryl and Mary Wallace bought the building 11 years ago and have operated the business as a licenced post office.
Mrs Wallace said they would continue to live in the residential part of the old building and hoped to eventually incorporate the current business area into their home.
‘‘We love the building so much we want to look after it,’’ she said.
Mr Wallace said the post office’s garden had won an Australia Post award in 1976; however it was rundown and weed-filled when they purchased it.
‘‘It’s got a much better garden now,’’ he said.
Mr Wallace said several customers had expressed sorrow at the closure, but there would be far more room in the new building and access for disabled customers would be much better.
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