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POST OFFICE FOR WINCHMORE.

- To the Editor. your Tuesday’s issue of the Guardian a notice appears under the ■above heading which, if not corrected, may lead people to suppose that this is a thing that is urgently Required. From an intimate knowledgg of the district I can assure you that _ such is pot the case, for instead of being a thickly populated district the whole of the population for some miles consists of one family. The next neighbors are nearer to Barr Hill or to Mr. Passmore’s (Sherwood) than to Winchmore, where there is every probability of a township being formed, but there will never be one at Winchmore, as the country round, especially

between there and the Ashburton river, is totally untltted for agricultural purposes, being too atoney, and the soil too shallow ever to admit of the land being of any use except for sheep. No doubt the Hon. John Hall's knowledge of the district will be a strong item against him granting what is more urgently required in more favorable parts of the district, for if this potbion is granted it would not be used by half a dozen persons. In conclusion I may say that Barr Hill is not many miles .away, as your paragraph infers, but only between four and live miles at the most.—l am. Ac., Publico.

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POST OFFICE FOR WINCHMORE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 53, 27 January 1880

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