We are sorry to announce that due to the COVID-19 situation and the restrictions required, it has been decided this year’s operation of the Ipswich Scout Christmas Post is CANCELLED
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we look forward to serving you again in 2021.
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 111,000 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
|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.