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A striking find on the back of a 100-year-old fag packet

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A 100-YEAR-OLD cigarette packet and match box has been discovered at Broad Street Post Office during a refurbishment of the ceiling.

The cigarette packet and match box discovered during a refurbishment at the Broad Street Post Office

The items caught the attention of the employee who found them who saw several names and the date 27 February 1909 written on the cigarette packet.

The Player’s Navy Cut box appears to have nine names written on it. It is believed that one of the names written on the box is F Le Gros – the name of the sub-post master responsible for Millbrook post office from 1903. There is also a surname of an individual named ‘Matson’, a surname that is on several photographs of Jersey Post employees from that era.

David McGrath, from Jersey Post said: ‘It may seem like just a cigarette packet, but this tiny item is full of history that is so important to preserve, both from a postal service perspective, but also from a community and society angle. We would really love to speak to anyone who knows anything about one, or more, of the names written on the box.’

Anyone with any knowledge can contact Jersey Post on 616621.

Krystle Higgins

By Krystle Higgins
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