Since 1995 the 1st Kesgrave Scout Group have been delivering Christmas Cards in the Kesgrave area. In 2000 we joined the Ipswich wide service and now deliver around 11,000 out of the 100,000 delivered in total. The service now covers:
- All of the following Post Code Areas: IP1, IP2, IP3, IP4
- IP5 including Kesgrave Rushmere and Martlesham
- Ipswich Borough and Pinewood area
- Great Blakenham
- Great/Little Bealings
- Trimley St Mary/ Trimley St Martin
A full list of streets delivered to can be found here.
We also use a cancellation on all cards collected or delivered in Kesgrave and have created a stamp for cards delivered in Kesgrave. Theoretically only one stamp per house delivered to is used but in practice the scouts often forget this and put stamps on randomly! Details of these cancellations, stamps and how many we delivered can be found below.
For those interested in Scout and Guide Charity Christmas Posts in Great Britain there is a web site devoted to it, created by John Crabbe. It can be found here.
The official Ipswich Scout Post website can be found at: www.scoutspostipswich.org.uk
Postboxes will be available from 25th November at the usual collection points of Krop & Co (Beech Road), House of Hair (Edmonton Road), The Butchers Penzance Road, the 2nd Stop Charity shop near Tesco, the Orwell Vets surgery and Kesgrave Library.
Postage is 25p per card and you should place all your cards and money in a bag before posting them in our postboxes. Last day for posting is Tuesday 12th December at 5pm. All profits are shared between the scout groups taking part in the ratio of the number of cards collected and delivered.
A full list of collection points across Ipswich Borough, Kesgrave, Rushmere, Martlesham, Claydon, Barham etc can be found on the Ipswich Scout Post website which has a checker to help you identify your nearest collection point.
Some schools and offices also collect cards but are not accessible to the public.
|Year||Delivered||Stamps Printed (Approx)|
|1996||493||No stamp just cancellation|
|1995||254||No stamp just cancellation|
Xmas Stamps and Cancellations
Below are the stamps used from 1997 onwards and the cancellations used from 1995 onwards. The cancellations are shown at the end. The purple cancellation was used from 1995-1999 and the blue one from 2000 onwards.