WELCOME goingpostalgrantham. My old am dram unit Boundary Players, they are on the web, recently undertook going postal and I was reacher gilt (and a girl too). We dressed psuedo Victorian or anything we could get from a charity shop.
The hanging stage doubled as the entrance to the Happy Liver. We kept props to a minimum so that the particians desk and reacher's room were one and the same, whilst Daves Pin shop could be turned round and then used as another prop.
Boundary players may be good for giving you a further idea. Might even be pictures. I haven't looked in lately!