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Dick and Barbara Orchard outside Orchards' Stores.JPG
Post-War Years

Will was awarded the Coronation Medal in recognition of his long service in the post office - some sixty four years, of which over fifty were as sub postmaster at Freshwater Bay. He retired the following year in 1954, aged 82, and the post office was transferred from Orchard Bros to Woolf and Geer's  stationery shop across the road.
Dick Orchard took over the running of the business and when his five children were old enough his wife Barbara joined him at his side.


Mark Orchard joined the family business straight from school; the fifth generation to be involved in the running of the shop.

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