Post Office Premises

...out of this century.
Post Office Premises
Traditionally, Post Offices in large towns were situated in fine architectural buildings. In the example opposite, the letters ER (Elizabeth's Reign) and the words Post Office are carved into the stonework. When the public telephone service was still part of the Post Office, shared premises were not uncommon.

In recent times Post Office services are more likely to be found within supermarkets...


Photo: © Philip Gates
| EXIT | Post Office Premises: Leigh on Sea | Gillingham | Modern Times |
Introduction

Traditionally, Post Offices in large towns were situated in fine architectural buildings. When the public telephone service was still part of the Post Office, shared premises were not uncommon.

In recent times Post Office services are more likely to be found within supermarkets.


Leigh on Sea Post Office
Post Office
When the public telephone service was still part of the Post Office, shared premises were not uncommon.

In this photo the telephone exchange and Post Office were once in this single building on the right, whereas the Post Office is now located in the more modern building on the left.



Photo: © Light Straw Archive.
 


Gillingham Branch Office
Post Office

A typical scene outside a Post Office, the queue waiting to be served extends into the street!



Photo: Gillingham Branch PO © Philip Gates



Modern Times
A typical 1960's Post Office
 A 'modern' 1960's styled Post Office and Savings Bank.


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