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Purleigh: Caroline steps in to run village PO
A village post office has been spared closure after a woman who first worked in the shop as a teenager in the 1970s took the reigns.
Penny Barber, who had run the village shop and post office in The Glebe, Purleigh for eight and a half years, announced her intention to retire in January.
It was feared the village might have to face up to life without the service unless a long-term successor could be found.
But the 61-year-old was finally able to retire on June 6 - three months after she had originally planned to - safe in the knowledge that the post office was in the capable hands of Caroline Wade.