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History of Bellpost


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Winterbourne - Gloucestershire

Known locally as 'Bellpost', it was itially operated by 1st Winterbourne (St. Michael's) Scouts, 1st Winterbourn Down and Buryside Scouts, 1st Winterbourne Guides, 2nd Winterbourne Down Guides, 1st Frampton Guides and 2nd Frampton Guides to raise funds for the rehanging of the bells of St Michael's church, Winterbourne and organised by a member of the Bells Project Team, John Kite. 100% of proceeds to bell fund in the first year, 50% of proceeds to bell fund in second year, subsequently 50% to various charities. The other 50% (from 1983 onwards) distributed to participating scout and guide units according to the weight of cards delivered. Kept name 'Bellpost' even when no longer supporting the Church's bell fund. In 1989 1st Winterbourne (St Michael's) took over the organisation from John Kite. Up to 1990 deliveries were to Winterbourne, Winterbourn Down and Frampton Cotterell, in 1991 Coalpit Heath was added. In 1995 1st Frampton Scouts replaced 1st Frampton Guides. Sorting done by 1st Winterbourne (St Michael's) Venture Unit. Postmarks no longer used from 1992 onwards.
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Date

Ref

Type

Val

Description

Mint

Cover

FDC

SC

1982 1 1 5p Black on gold
1984 2 2 6p Black on gold>
1989 3 3 8p Black on gold
1990 4 4 10p Black on gold
1994 5 5 12p Black on gold
1996 6 6 14p Black on gold

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1982 - Printed on individual self adhesive 40x19mm self-adhesive labels. Printed by Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallard Close, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0LS. Printings from different years are indistinguishable.

1984 - Printed on individual self adhesive 40x19mm self-adhesive labels. Printed by Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallard Close, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0LS. Printings from different years are indistinguishable.

1989 - Printed on individual self adhesive 40x19mm self-adhesive labels. Printed by Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallard Close, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0LS

1990 - Printed on self adhesive 40x19mm self-adhesive labels. Printed by Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallard Close, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0LS. Printings from different years are indistinguishable.

1994 - Printed on self adhesive 40x19mm self-adhesive labels. Printed by Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallard Close, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0LS. Printings from different years are indistinguishable.

1996 - Printed on self adhesive 40x19mm self-adhesive labels. Printed by Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallard Close, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0LS. Printings from different years are indistinguishable.

Statistics

Year

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

Start                 Nov 25 Nov 25
Printed   2,000 2,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Carried                 2,580 2,594
Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

Start Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25          
Printed 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000          
Carried 3,026 2,660 2,800 2,900 3,176