HOBBITONᵀᴹ Post Office
This was the home of ‘The Quick Post’, which was the mail service that operated in the Shire. There was another branch found in nearby Bywater, this probably reflects the love Hobbits had in the writing of letters and communication in general. The Quick Post operated via runners who would sprint from post office to post office, passing the mail in relay to other Hobbits who did the same. This system worked well, however, when presents were sent, which was often, the pony and cart would begin operation. The sound of the ponies’ hooves, the short silence and then the knock at the door was one of the pleasures Hobbits never tired of hearing.
Base size: 150mm x 100mm oval