History

The Old Post Office served the community of Budlake until the 1950s © National Trust/Ruth Luckhurst

The Old Post Office served the community of Budlake until the 1950s

The last tenants

The Skerrett family were the last tenants and postmasters at Budlake Old Post Office. Cyril Skerrett’s memories of living here have been recorded – dial up the rotary telephone to hear about his life in the cottage.

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1950s

Enjoy the 1950's style memorabilia  

Take a step back in time in the 1950s post office. Immerse yourself in memorabilia from the era. Dial up the 1950s rotary telephone to hear people who lived at the post office talk about their memories of living there.

Outhouses

See the laundry and the other outhouses © Malcolm Jarvis

Come and see the wash house, outdoor privy and pig sty. Discover the difficulties of doing the laundry without a washing machine at the small exhibition in the wash house.

Take a look at the pigsty and imagine life at the cottage with pigs and chickens underfoot.

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