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British Columbia / B.C. Postal History / Illustrated MAP Promotional Cover - 14 June 1930 - ATTACHIE, B.C. (split ring / broken circle cancel / postmark) to Llanvapley Rectory, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, England

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Attachie is a locality in British Columbia, located at the confluence of the Halfway and Peace Rivers. The locality is named for a Chief Attachie of the Dane-zaa (Beaver) people, who was a signee of Treaty 8 and a famous hunter who died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 and is buried at Halfway River. (from - Wrigley's 1929 British Columbia Directory) - Attachie - a Post Office 1/2 mile from Halfway River reached by Alberta and Arctic Transportation Company boats from Peace River, or by the Buelah Motor Company from Hythe, 125 miles distant on the E.D. & B.C. Railway. Ranching and Trapping. The population in 1929 was 36. The Attachie Post Office opened - 15 November 1928; closed 28 June 1931. LINK to a list of the Postmasters who served at the ATTACHIE Post Office - www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/postal-heritage-philately/...; Philip Franklin Tompkins was the only Postmaster who served at the Attachie Post Office. (b. 22 November 1891 in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada – d. August 1986 at age 94 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) He was a rancher, postmaster, owner of a General Store with the Attachie Post Office and sold insurance during his time at Attachie. His wife - Emily Amelia "nee Budd" Tompkins (b. 2 August 1891 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England – d. 23 November 1991 at age 100 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) - she was the backbone of the Tompkins empire and wife of PFT (Philip Franklin Tompkins), otherwise known as 'King of the Halfway' in the Northern Peace Region of British Columbia." LINK to a book written about her biography - Title: Emily - Wife of PFT - www.rarenonfiction.com/product/231441/Emily---Wife-of-PFT... - sent from - / ATTACHIE / JUN 14 / 30 / B.C. / - split ring cancel - this split ring hammer (A-1) was proofed - 29 September 1928 - (RF E / now is RF E1). Addressed to: Mrs. E. M. Townshend / Llanvapley Rectory / Abergavenny / Monmouthshire, Wales / England LLANVAPLEY is a village and parish, through which the Mynachdy brook flows and the river Trothy is on the east, and it is on the old road from Abergavenny to Monmouth, 4 miles east from Abergavenny station on the Great Western railway and 10 west from Monmouth, in the Northern division of the county, hundred, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Abergavenny, rural deanery of Abergavenny, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff. The church of St. Mapley is a building of stone in the Early English style, restored in 1861, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 2 bells. There are 140 sittings. The register dates from the year 1699. The living is a rectory, net income Ł200, with residence and 52 acres of glebe in the gift of the Marquess of Abergavenny K.,G. and held since 1898 by the Rev. Edward Mansel Townshend M.A. Clare College, Cambridge. Here is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1810. The Marquess of Abergavenny K.G. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Mr. Powell, Thomas Prosser esq. and Miss Carlisle. The soil is clay; subsoil, loamy. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 845 acres; rateable value, Ł1,301 ; the popalation in 1891 was 113. Revd. Edward Mansel Townshend - Born in Bath, Somerset, England on - 3 Feb 1860 to John Townsend. Edward Mansel Townshend married Jessie Frances Young and had 9 children. He passed away on - 19 Jan 1947 in Llanvapley, Monmouthshire, Wales. His wife - Jessie Francis (nee Young) Townshend - b. 1869 in Mickleton, Gloucestershire, England - d. 1933) they were married - 4 May 1890 in Llmington, Gloucestershire, England. LINK to "The parish church of Llanvapley" - www.llantiliogroup.info/wp/our-churches/llanvapley-church/ LINK to - "Townshend family" - www.llantiliogroup.info/wp/llanvapley-church-the-dick-tow...



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