London E (GB)

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London East Office arose when the main London office was split into the London Districts.

Postmark Examples[edit]

Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
E - Eastern District Office 1 October 1859 - also a money Order Office

Re designated Commercial Rd.East 2 April 1860
Telegraph Office 1870. Code - EDO
Eastern District Office 1 November 1889 at 195 Whitechapel Rd

By 1907 at No.206

MSPO 6 March 1995

Closed 6 August 2014

Became Eastern Main located at 208a-210 Whitechapel Road 7 August 2014

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1d Pink Stationery cancelled LONDON E 1985 Code Y. Posted to Chichester via the Station Office



Main-Offices[edit]

Bethnal Green

Bow

Chingford

Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
Post Office by 1857

Under Woodford Green by 1867
Numeral 833 issued 1877
Money Order Office by 1880
Telegraph Office 24 January 1882. Code used = CHK
Renamed Station Rd 1 December 1893

See Chingford Station Road Office.
CHINGFORD E4

Chingford Station Rd Office

Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
Renamed from Chingford 1 December 1893 Money Order Office, Savings Bank & Telegraph Office. Code used = CHK - ex Chingford

Telegraph code changed. Code used = ZVM 8 December 1937
Moved from No.113 to No.104 station road 1972
Changed from a BO to Modified Scale Payment Office 7 February 1994

Still a MSPO January 2016
CHINGFORD STATION ROAD Post Office Counter stamp

Chingford Mount Branch Office

Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
No office Post Office, Money Order Office and Savings Bank 1927

noted in the Post Office Circular 2 March 1927
Telegraph Office 26 February 1930. Code used = ZVM
Changed from a TSO to a BO 26 November 1937
Telegraph code changed. Code used = CHK
Changed from a BO to a Modified Scale Payment Office 1990's

Moved from 24 Old Church Rd to 229 Chingford Mount Rd 25 September 2006

Changed to a Main Office 31 July 2014
Status the same January 2016

CHINGFORD MOUNT Post Office Counter stamp

Clapton

UPPER CLAPTON Old Hill Street office on a Parcel label 1900 Purple marker.png

East Ham

Forest Gate

Hackney

Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
Hackney Church Street - Money Order Office 14 February 1840

Became Hackney, Richmond Rd by 1859
Money Order Office 1 July 1861
Savings Bank 11 November 1861
Money Order and Savings Bank services discontinued by October 1863
From 1871 / 1874 sorting office only
Became Hackney, Mare St (305) - Money Order Office & Savings Bank 1 February 1869
Telegraph Office 1870. Code - MFT
Became Hackney Nr Railway Station 1 June 1895

Closed 31 July 1908

Became Hackney (Mare St.236) BO 1 August 1908
Money Order, Savings Bank & Telegraph Office. Code - HYM
Closed 3 July 1929
Became Hackney B.O (nr.Town Hall) 3 July 1929
Money Order, Savings Bank & Telegraph Office. Code - HYM
By 1958 in Paragon Rd
Allocated to E9 1972
Replaced by 382, Mare St (MSPO) 27 January 1997

no changes
HACKNEY (S.O.) E control code 4

Homerton

Leyton

Leytonstone

Manor Park

Plaistow

Poplar

Stratford

Walthamstow

Woodford

Sub-Offices[edit]

Dalston Greenwood Road
Although this cancellation shows the NE district, it is in fact a sub office of Hackney

Post office from 1 July 1868
Money Order Office & Savings Bank 1 October 1868
Renamed Richmond Rd 2 December 1889
Re-established 1 April 1902
Closed 1971

DALSTON GREENWOOD RD N.E. posting

Wood Street
Sub Office of Walthamstow
Wood St - Money Order Office 1 July 1856
Savings Bank 16 September 1861
By 1871 Walthamsto, Wood St.
Telegraph Office 5 September 1893. Code - WWO
Changed from TSO to BO29 September 1951
Changed from BO to MSPO 11 March 1996
Main Post Office 1 March 2013

Wood St Walthamstow E17 - Post Office Counter handstamp.