Hoy Post Office has moved premises a few times over the years. Latterly before its closure Cathy Clark ran the Hoy Post Office from Garson.
The history of Hoy Post Office has been gathered by pupil Magnus Mackay for his Fereday project. His interest arises from a family contact, Isaac Moar, postmaster, was Magnus’ great grandfather.
There is a copy of ‘The History of Hoy Post Office’ to enjoy at the archive at Hoy Kirk. Congratulations to Magnus on his study.
You can see the Hoy Post Office stamps at the Hoy Kirk.
Photo of Cathy in the last Post Office is part of Pearl Sinclair’s Photographic Census, see here.
Isaac Moar and others outside the Hoy Post Office in the 1950s.
photograph by W Hourston, Orkney Library & Archive
Post Office and Ward Hill, Hoy, 1934. You can see Hoy Kirk behind and Hoy School, now Hoy Centre.
photograph by John Peterson, Orkney Library & Archive
‘The Hoy Express’, the mail cart service, became the subject of a popular postcard at the turn of last century. Find out more about the Hoy Express here.