The story of the Lover post
The Lover Valentine post dates back to the 60’s. Every year around 2,000 Valentine cards were sent to the village for the postmistress to stamp the famous Lover postmark on to each envelope before sending on to the lucky recipient. Envelopes from China, America and even Australia would find their way to our tiny village
This year, the Post Office closed its doors for the last time in the village and the service finally came to an end. The pub and the school in the centre of the village also closed and the village lost a great deal of its services and infrastructure.
The village of Lover formed the Lover Community Trust, bought the Old School building but needed a means by which to raise money to transform it in to a community centre.
So the idea to bring back the once famous Lover Valentine Post was born
In the 4 years since its launch we have processed in excess of 8,000 cards, sent cards to every continent except for Antarctica, welcomed more than 1,000 visitors to our village and featured in national, regional and local press including the BBC’s Countryfile programme.
Most importantly we have raised over £30,000 for the village to put towards the renovation of the old school building that now functions as a thriving community centre for the parish.
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