Lover to star on TV's Countryfile

Lover to star on TV's Countryfile

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 7:17am 10th February 2019.

The village and its Valentine Post set to feature in tonight's episode of the BBC show.

Never mind love in the air, Lover is on the airwaves!

The Wiltshire village, which calls itself the most romantic in the county, will feature on Countryfile tonight (10th Feb) giving viewers the chance to find out about it's Valentine post service.

The village resurrected its post office in 2017 bringing back the special cachet stamp which of course spells lover.

The popular postmark appears on doormats across the globe thanks to village cupids.



To mark this year's service locals have been getting creative, displaying hand-made hearts around the community.

lover heart
Lover bills itself as the most romantic village in Wiltshire!
The entire village has been getting involved from the oldest to youngest residents.


Children at Lover and Redlynch Pre-School have been getting involved.


John Craven
Countryfile presenter John Craven got a cuddle with the village mascot, Stanley, during filming.

Nick Gibbs chairman of the Lover Community Trust told Spire FM it's a tremendous boost to appear on the show.

"The Countryfile team were both surprised and delighted at the way so many village residents had decorated their homes and gardens with celebratory hearts of all shapes and sizes. It really is quite a sight. Lover will bring a heartwarming feel to Countryfile’s Winter Special due to be aired on Feb 10th." 

The film crew checked out the heart displays dotted around the community as well as learning more about the "village cupids" who help run the Valentine Post from The Old School.

Lover Pop Up Post office 2019
The pop-up post office operates from The Old School.


The appearance on Countryfile is expected to see a last minute rush to send Valentine cards.

You can find out more on the village website.

Meanwhile the pop up post office in the Old School is open for business.

  • 10th February 10am – 4pm
  • 11th February 7am – 9pm
  • 12th February 9am – 5pm
  • 13th February 10am – 4pm
  • 14th February 10am – 3pm
Lover Stanley
Stanley who belongs to a Lover family makes an appearance on a special card this year.

Countryfile is on BBC 1 at 6pm.

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