Bewdley & Cleobury Mortimer
Hereford & Worcester and Shropshire, England

Operated by Bewdley District Scouts & Guides (Hereford & Worcester) & the Cleobury Mortimer Scouts & Guides (Shropshire). Serves the area developed during the 1991-6 joint Bewdley/Stourport operation bounded by Mamble, Bayton, Kinlet, Pound Green, Trimpley, Wribbenhall, Blackstone, Ribbesford & Heightington plus the new extension in 2000  to Cleobury Mortimer & the surrounding villages of Doddington, Farlow, Hopton Wafers, Milson, Neen Savage, Neen Sollars, Oreton & Stottesdon. Also delivered via informal exchange to the area covered by the Kidderminster Post (qv) in 2000 only, as the Kidderminster Post did not continue in 2001. Although the Kidderminster post restarted in 2003, different closing dates prevented even an informal exchange. In 2012 merged with the Stourport-on-Severn Post and shared a stamp issue. See "Bewdley, Cleobury Mortimer & Stourport-on-Severn" post for issues from 2012 onwards.

Bewdley was a separate district within the Scout County of Hereford & Worcester, from 2002 Bewdley District was subsumed into the newly formed Severn and Teme District (together with the old Stourport, Tenbury and Witley District). Cleobury Mortimer is a district within the Scout County of Shropshire.

Bewdley & Cleobury Mortimer Poster

2000 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2000

Types 1 to 5, 27x40mm, designed by J. Crabbe, printed by Bewdley Printing Company, Kidderminster on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 1, 2, 3, & 4 and five for type 5). First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 black. Ordinary post cancelled as P1 black, P3a blue or P3b violet.



2001 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2001

Types 6 to 10, 27x40mm, designed by J. Crabbe, printed by Bewdley Printing Company, Kidderminster on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 6, 7, 8, & 9 and five for type 10. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 black. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 black, P3a blue or P3b violet.



2002 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2002

Types 11 to 15, 40x27mm, designed by J. Crabbe, printed by Bewdley Printing Company, Kidderminster on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 11, 12, 13, & 14 and three for type 5. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 black. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 black, P3a blue or P3b violet.



2003 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2003

Types 16 to 20, 27x40mm, pictures by local artist John H. Instance, layout by J. Crabbe, printed by Bewdley Printing Company, Kidderminster on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 16, 17, 18, & 19 and five for type 20. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 green. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 green, P3 blue or violet.



2004 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2004

Types 21 to 25, 27x40mm, pictures by Scout & Guide band member Richard Maggs, layout by J. Crabbe, printed by Bewdley Printing Company, Kidderminster on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 21, 22, 23, & 24 and five for type 25. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 red. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 red, P3 blue or violet.



2005 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2005

Types 26 to 30, 27x40mm, designs based on Scout & Guide badges (from left to right - Scouts, Brownies, Explorers, Cubs, Guides), layout by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 26, 27, 28, & 29 and five for type 30. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 violet. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 violet, P3 blue or violet.



2006 (issued 25th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2006

Types 31 to 35, 27x40mm, designs based on Anniversary badges with relevance to Scouts & Guides, layout by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 31, 32, 33, & 34 and five for type 35. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 blue. Ordinary post cancelled as P1 blue, P3 blue or violet.



2007 (issued 17th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2007

Types 36 to 40, 27x40mm, designs based on Scouting Centenary & clipart illustrating the first 4 days of Christmas, layout by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 36, 37, 38, & 39 and five for type 40. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 red. Ordinary post cancelled as P1 red, P3 blue or violet.



2008 (issued 22nd November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2008

Types 41 to 45, 27x40mm, designs based on Bewdley Scout Fellowship badge & clipart illustrating the second 4 days of Christmas, layout by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 41, 42, 43, & 44 and five for type 45. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 violet. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 blue, P3 blue or violet.



2009 (issued 21st November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2009

Types 46 to 50, 27x40mm, designs based on Guide Centenary badge & clipart illustrating the last 4 days of Christmas, layout by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 46, 47, 48, & 49 and five for type 50. First day covers with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 blue. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 blue, P3 blue or violet.



2010 (issued 20th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2010

Types 51 to 55, 27x40mm, designs based on photographs by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), imperforate three sides of sheet (top, right & bottom, leading to two partially imperforate variations for types 51, 52, 53, & 54 and five for type 55. A set of five First day covers each with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 red. These illustrate the five churches from the stamps. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 red in Bewdley, P3 blue or violet in Cleobury.



2011 (issued 19th November)

Bewdley/Cleobury 2011

Types 56 to 60, 27x40mm, designs based on photographs by J. Crabbe, printed by TAWS Printing Company, Telford on gummed paper, line rouletted about 5, in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), imperforate three sides of sheet (left, right & bottom, leading to one partially imperforate variations for types 57, 58, & 59 and two each for types 55 & 60. A set of five First day covers each with full set of stamps on locally designed pre-dated covers, cancelled P2 blue. These illustrate the five churches from the stamps. Ordinary post cancelled as P4 blue in Bewdley, P3 blue or violet in Cleobury.



Cancellations

Bewdley postmark 2000 Bewdley postmark 2006 Bewdley postmark 2007

Type P1 - used on all ordinary mail posted in Bewdley in 2000, 2006 & 2007.


 

FDC postmark 2000-2002 FDC postmark 2003 FDC postmark 2004 & 2007 FDC postmark 2005 & 2006 FDC postmark 2008

Type P2 - used on all FDCs, 2000 onwards.


 

Cleobury postmark Cleobury postmark

Type P3 - used on ordinary mail posted in Cleobury, 2000 onwards.


 

Bewdley postmark 2000-2002 Bewdley postmark 2003 Bewdley postmark 2004 & 2010 Bewdley postmark 2005, 2008, 2009 & 2011

Type P4 - used on ordinary mail posted in Bewdley, 2001 to 2005 & 2008 onwards.


 

Statistics

Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start None None None None None None None None None Nov 25
Printed None None None None None None None None None 25,000
Sold None None None None None None None None None 17,500
Carried None None None None None None None None None 15,000
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 17 Nov 22 Nov 21 Nov 20
Printed 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 .
Sold 18,500 19,000 19,000 19,000 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,000
Carried 14,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 14,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 14,500
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Start Nov 19 None None None None None None None None None
Printed 25,000 None None None None None None None None None
Sold 16,000 None None None None None None None None None
Carried 12,000 None None None None None None None None None

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This page last amended 1st May 2018
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