Village life can have its drawbacks, not least when you run out of milk or bread and the nearest supermarket is a ten-mile round trip away. Luckily for us, Ingham is one of the increasingly few villages to enjoy the convenience of a thriving store and Post Office.
Ingham Post Office and Stores has been owned and run by Ken and Gill Bacon since January 2015. Originally from Hertfordshire, Ken from Letchworth and Gill from Hitchin, the couple moved to Norfolk in July 2001 to run a successful shop and Post Office which they did for 10 years. After selling their business in July 2011 Ken went to work in a busy Post Office in Norwich and Gill worked for the NHS in a doctor's surgery.
However, Ken and Gill missed being self-employed and running their own business so they decided to look around for another shop and Post Office.
With family living in the Bury St Edmunds area, the couple discovered that Ingham Post Office was for sale, came to view it twice and decided that it was the one for them.
Since then they have refitted the shop and added new product product lines as well as increasing the opening hours.
On offer is a full range of Post Office services: Banking; cash withdrawals; mail drop and go; mobile phone top-ups; Euros on demand; pre-order foreign currency; utility bill payments.
In the shop you can pick up a huge range of goods such as filled rolls and pastries; milk; bread; sliced ham; sausages; newspapers; greetings cards and ice cream. You can drop off your dry cleaning and even choose from a range of red and white wines, lagers and Crabbies Ginger Beer.
Newly increased openings hours are:
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 1pm
Tel: 01284 728250