Mistral. Journal of the Mersea Island Society. Winter 1976 / 1977. Page 23.
Local Post Offices continued.
Manassah Banks (for 36 years) 1 May 1851 (in a house attached to the white Hart at a salry of £6 a year, plus £2 for clearing boxes.
Mrs Edith Ann Mussett 1 November 1887 (his daughter, in High St. almost opposite the present Post Office. Salary increased to £13 a year. She moved the Post Office to Church Street, near Howards stores).
Mrs Banks ( at Jubilee Cottage ).
Mr Arthur (Joker) Mussett ( by the White Hart ).
Mr Ashton Turner 1 July 1902 (first in Howards Stores but as the postal work grew he built a new post office where Barclays Bank now stands. He planted the wisteria at Howards Stores, which has made massive growth and still delights with its heavy lilac flowers).
Richard Page 1 April 1925 (first at The Pantry, Yorick Road, then at its present site).
Colin Page 1 April 1955 (took over from his father and was sub-postmaster until 1971).
George Day 1971
Mr & Mrs Youngs (The present holders of the office).
Date: April 1977