Last updated March 2023
· For membership, information on current vehicles and general enquiries, e-mail our Secretary Frank Weston at email@example.com or write to him at 11 Acorn Road, NORTH Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0UA.
· For preservation matters, including the V765 scheme for reissue of original registrations, e-mail William Staniforth at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him at Green Bank, Windsoredge Road, Nailsworth, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL6 0NP.
· Mark Skillen is our Archivist and Chairman. He maintains our register of preserved GPO, Post Office, BT and Royal Mail Vehicles, and deals with enquiries regarding preserved vehicles and their attendance at events. Telephone him on 01433-670200, e-mail at email@example.com or write to him at Ollerbrook Barn, Edale, HOPE VALLEY, Derbyshire, S33 7ZG. This year, we are hoping to have vehicle displays at the Classic & Vintage Commercial Show at Gaydon on Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th June; at the Morris Minor Owners’ Club and Morris Vehicles Association Anniversary rally at Droitwich on 1st/2nd July; and at the Commercial Vehicle Rally at Amberley Museum on 20th August. Contact Mark Skillen for more information on these events.
We have set up a Facebook page dedicated to preservation of Post Office vehicles (including GPO, Post Office, Royal Mail and British Telecom). It can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/groups/190746398148369/ We have now migrated from Yahoo to groups.io and this can be found at https://groups.io/g/PostOfficeVehicleClub and this deals with current and recent vehicles from 21st Century. Send a blank e-mail to PostOfficeVehicleClubfirstname.lastname@example.org to join the group; non-members are welcome.
· Our latest publications are as follows:
1. Newly published in Post Office Vehicles 1975 detailing the full history of the postal vehicles bought by the Post Office in 1975 with much background history on their deployment and purchase. 172 pages of text with 24 pages of (mainly) colour photographs illustrating virtually all the types of postal vehicle bought in 1975 in perfect-bound A5 format. £20 including postage and packing.
2. The companion volume detailing 1975 telephone vehicles is now available at £20 including postage and packing. 244 pages of text and 12 pages of colour photographs in perfect-bound A5 format.
3. Postbuses – the Final Chapter (56 pages of text, 12 pages of photographs; A5 stapled) available by post from Slough at £9 including postage and packing.
4. Post Office Telephone Vehicles 1978. A5 perfect bound published July 2017. 260 pages perfect bound plus 12 pages of mainly colour photographs. £18 including postage and packing.
5. Post Office Vehicles 2000 detailing the full service history of nearly 13,000 vans, trucks and trailers obtained in the financial year 2000-01. A5 perfect bound, it runs to 352 pages plus 24 pages of colour photographs, it retails at £20 including postage and packing.
Please make cheques or postal orders payable to the “Post Office Vehicle Club” and send to POVC Sales at 65 Laburnham Grove, Brands Hill, SLOUGH, Bucks., SL3 8QT. You can also order it by BACS by e-mailing us at email@example.com and we will invoice you.
· A new edition of GPO Vehicles 1946-1969: A Concise Guide was published in 2016; this book now in its fourth edition summarises Post Office vehicles in the period from the end of the Second World War to the creation of the Post Office Corporation in October 1969. This was the period when GPO vehicles were registered in complete registration series. The book has 148 pages (including 20 pages of contemporary photographs) in A5 perfect bound format. Available at £12.00 (including postage and packing) from POVC Sales at 65 Laburnham Grove, Brands Hill, SLOUGH, Bucks., SL3 8QT. Please make cheques payable to the “Post Office Vehicle Club”.
· Telephone Service Vehicles since 1906 by Bill Aldridge has been published by Nostalgia Road. 64 pages, A5 format with a good selection of photographs of GPO, Post Office Telephones, British Telecom and BT vehicles over the year. Many of the photographs have been taken by Club members. £7.95 including postage and packing from POVC Sales at 65 Laburnham Grove, Brands Hill, SLOUGH, Bucks., SL3 8QT. Please make cheques payable to the “Post Office Vehicle Club”.
· The latest edition of our Preserved Vehicles listing was published last year. This is the seventh edition of this popular book, listing all known preserved or surviving former GPO, Post Office, British Telecom and Royal Mail vehicles. 144 pages, A5, perfect bound with 35 assorted photographs of restored vans. Available at £12.50 (including postage and packing) from POVC Sales at 65 Laburnham Grove, Brands Hill, SLOUGH, Bucks., SL3 8QT. Please make cheques payable to the “Post Office Vehicle Club”.