Kennethmont Post Office Closes
Recent changes brought about by the Post Office has resulted in our local post office being closed and the Postmistress retiring on 30th Sept 2008. This brought to an end an era, Kennethmont was at one time the centre of mail, parcel and telegram distribution in the area and has always had a full time post office.
John Morrison was Postmaster at Kirkhill more than 100 years ago.
Irene Meldrum has run our Post Office from her home for the past 27 years. An extension was added to her house to accomodate it shortly after she took charge in 1981. It has recently been converted back into a fine additional sitting room with a sunny aspect.
A private presentation was made to Irene recently for all her hard work and dedication over the years. Unknown to her, a collection was made in the local area and she was presented with a Border Fine Arts ornament, a gold bracelet and a framed copy of a poem specially written to mark the occasion.
Irene being presented with the ornament by Mr J F Grant ( her oldest customer and a native of Kennethmont ) while Agnes Dawson and David Grant look on.
Jimmy and Irene Meldrum in the former Post Office
Lets start at the beginning and have a bit of fun,
She first worked in the local shop, that’s how she earned her pay,
Then in 1981, with Jimmy still driving lorries,
Now Irene served the Community for more than 27 year,
But now Irene has decided that the time’s come to retire,
So finally we’d like to give good wishes to our friend,
All the best for a long, happy and healthy retirement!