Don’t forget Friday Bridge

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READERS contacted the Citizen when one of their favourite village post offices was missed out of a story in last week’s Citizen.

The story was about Elm Post Office moving to a new home and gave details of the nearest alternative Post Office branches during the temporary closure while the facilities move.

The nearest facilities failed to mention the Post Office at nearby Friday Bridge and 27 year-old sub postmaster Bradley Moore got in touch.

Three years ago, Bradley was the youngest sub postmaster in the country when his family moved to the area and the business was taken over.

He said: “In the three years my family have lived here we have transformed the Post Office in Friday Bridge to make it something we are all very proud of and something that the village can also be proud of.

“We continue to upgrade and improve our facilities, for example we will shortly be able to offer the National Lottery.”

The family moved to the Fens after 20 years in Northampton and Bradley’s mum, Valerie, described the village as “one of the Fens’ best kept secrets”.

Valerie has personal praise for the villagers who have given her a great deal of support since she became ill last year.

“I am so pleased we have moved here. The community have helped me since I became really sick. They have baked, made casseroles, given me cards and flowers.

“They are such lovely people,” said Valerie, who is hoping she will soon be back at work.

Valerie and Don came to the village after looking for another direction in their lives.

“We got our redundancy and wanted to work but didn’t know what we wanted to do,” said Valerie, adding they came to look at Friday Bridge and were captivated by the village.