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ROYAL MAIL FANATIC CONVERTS SHED INTO 1950S POST OFFICE

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ROYAL MAIL FANATIC CONVERTS SHED INTO 1950S POST OFFICE

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ROYAL MAIL FANATIC CONVERTS SHED INTO 1950S POST OFFICE A postal junkie and Royal Mail fanatic has converted his beloved shed into a 1950s-style post office, complete with original signs, scales, stamps and uniforms. Steve Knight, from Halstead, Essex, has spent more than £15,000 on his personal haven, which includes a working telephone connection to the national network through a 1937 telephone exchange. Dailymail.co.uk reports that the 50-year-old hobbyist has been collecting stamp and postal memorabilia since he was a young boy. In recent years he has been specifically been collecting letter boxes, leading to more than a 100 being littered throughout the garden. While it is worlds-apart from today's contemporary garden buildings, Mr Knight has been sharing his own personal space with the local community, opening up his doors to other enthusiasts who share his passion. "I am very lucky to have such an understanding wife and neighbours who have helped me create such a unique space," says the collector, who often holds open days for children to try on old postal outfits. "Everyone enjoys soaking up the atmosphere when we open up the shed to visitors and I have a band of volunteers who help out on the day. It's great that people can come and share my passion in life - especially when it's just a couple of yards from my back door," he adds, metro.co.uk reports.

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Chris Taylor

27th April 2012