Perot Post Office shut for renovations

  • Perot Post Office (File photograph).

    Perot Post Office (File photograph).

The historic Perot Post Office has closed for renovations so it can house the Post Office’s special stamp sales operation.

The Queen Street, Hamilton, building, named after the island’s first postmaster William Perot, will be closed until further notice.

A Government spokeswoman said moving the Philatelic Bureau from the GPO on the city’s Church Street to the Perot Post Office was a “natural transition” as the building is regarded as one of the island’s “most iconic historical visitor attractions”.

But she added the Government reform ministry found that some work was needed and “Perot is currently undergoing minor renovations to ensure a safe and healthy working environment”.

The spokeswoman said: “The upgrades will not affect the historical building status of Perot Post Office.

“The Ministry anticipates that the move will result in added revenue in the purchase of special edition stamps offered by the Philatelic Bureau.”

She added: “The Ministry takes this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience the move has caused to visitors and residents and thanks the public for their patience.

“The public will be advised once Perot Post Office has reopened for regular business.”

Three commemorative stamp series have been released this year.

One marked the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project and another the wedding of the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, to Meghan Markle.

The third celebrated Bermuda’s cedar handled handbags.

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Published Oct 24, 2018 at 11:04 am (Updated Oct 24, 2018 at 11:04 am)

Perot Post Office shut for renovations

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