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Situated at 6 The Square, Liphook, this sub-post office has sold a variety of goods over the tears.....
Situated at 6 THE SQUARE, LIPHOOK the building dates from 1500’s. Early records show that Mrs. Mary Hobbs (nee Denyer) ran a sub-post office here. The shop has had numerous proprietors and by 1895 John Gray Fairburn had opened it as The People’s Stores selling a wide range of goods over the years. By 1911 the building was owned by Edgar Holdsworth Bromley who married a local lady, Miss Hogsflesh, She ran the store with Edgar’s mother whilst he was serving in the Great War of 1914-1918
It was known as THE PEOPLES STORES

Note the subtle differences in the shop and its surroundings. In this right hand photograph there is one of Liphook’s Grade II Listed treasures. Can you guess what it is? It has its own special name too! Do you know what its called?

Over the years the shop has traded a wide range of merchandise, including radios and tv’s (Cuttings & Sons), Greathurst Carpets, Liphook Sports, Bennetts Outfitters as well as housing a barber’s shop and a tea room.

Later the shop became known as INWOOD STOVES AND FIREPLACES.

It is currently undergoing substantial refurbishment and is to be called


we are endeavouring to improve the quality of these poster photos. However, they can be seen in the window of The Old Post Office, 6 The Square, Liphook with details of the development.

If you have any memories of this old building please email us at

This piece has been written during lock-down with verification from our digital Archive.

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