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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what I believe are the addresses of all the memorials located in Scotland. I've not included three which are deposited in their Archive. I think they were printed rolls which were previously on display in Edinburgh.

Please note that access to some of these locations might not be possible. Certainly the Glasgow address is not accessible to the public.

Ayr Delivery Office
65 Sandgate
KA7 1AA

Banff Post Office
11 Castle Street
AB45 1DH

Blairgowrie Delivery Office
Railway Road
PH10 6DD

Edinburgh Mail Centre
11 Cultins Road
EH11 4YY

Elgin Delivery Office
250 High Street
IV30 1AA

Fort William Delivery Office
3-5 High Street
PH33 6AA

Glasgow Mail Centre
20 Turner Road
G21 1AA

Hamilton Delivery Office
20-24 Brandon Street
ML3 6AA

Inverness Post Office
14-16 Queensgate
IV1 1AX

Kirkcaldy Delivery Office
Forth Avenue
KY2 5ZX

Paisley Post Office
The Piazza
PA1 1AA

Perth Mail Centre
53 Feus Road
PH1 1AA

Stirling Delivery Office
84 Murray Place
FK8 2BP

Cupar Sub-Post Office
KY15

Dumfries Post Office
7 Great King Street
DG1 1AA

Dundee (Meadowside) Post Office
4 Meadowside
DD1 1AA

Dunfermline Post Office
42-44 Queen Anne Street
KY12 7AA

Greenock (Cathcart Street) Sub-Post Office
74-76 Cathcart Street
PA15 1DD

Irvine Delivery Office
165 High Street
KA12 8AE

Kilmarnock Post Office
73 John Finnie Street
KA1 1AA

Nairn Delivery Office
Cawdor Street
IV12 4QU

I'll create a new post for this which can be updated as we add these to the Project.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dundee, Perth & Blairgowrie are on the forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll add that to my post when I make it.

They've replied to my email already:

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Dear David

Thank you for pointing this out. I have forwarded this to our Press Officer who will be in touch in due course.

Regards

Barry Attoe
Archives Officer



Now, how can we use this initial contact to obtain information from them?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you have missed Auldgirth off the list.

I'm afraid that the Dumfries one may no longer exist - if you read between the lines on the entry there is no recent information or confirmation. I have visited Dumfries post office in the past to see if there was a memorial, a helpful guy went back inside and made some enquiries before coming back with a negative. Even if it turns out to be a lost memorial, we should still have it on the forum though.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Royal Mail Archives are in Loughton (Essex) as far as I can make out. It may be possible for me to arrange a visit at some time in the future.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a reply re Church iof Scotland and it doesn't make a lot of sense. If when they say country they mean England, then why are they including memorials in Scotland?

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Hi David,

Thank you for your email; your comment is appreciated. However, the press release refers to the amount of war memorials in the country, and Church of Scotland would therefore not have been taken into account.

Hope thatís of help to you. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Jenny Karlsson
PR & Communications Officer
The British Postal Museum & Archive
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would draw her attention to her own signature block 'BRITISH' postal museum, not English. Since when is Scotland not included in Britain?

It makes me seethe and I was born south of the border! Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already emailed her - no response yet though.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Posting mail Reply with quote

Mail coming from England did not come to Scotland but NB North Britain.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oddly enough, for years the Post Office's 'British' Philatelic office was in Edinburgh. That would be Edinburgh in the north of England then Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She has responded and they have corrected it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there is one that is not on this list (maybe lost or maybe just overlooked). I found a newspaper article dated 4th Jan 1919 about the unveiling of a Roll of Honour at Castle Douglas Post Office. I have written to ask if they know anything about it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Post Office Memorials Reply with quote

I've only just come across this thread and you may already know this but;
There was a decision after WW1 (Can't remember when) not to erect formal memorials to Post Office staff who had fallen but to buy country or seaside house to be used as convalescence homes for Post Office staff recovering from illness or injury.
They were run by the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance and had their own nursing staff. As a child (late 40's early 50's) I can recall visting my father at Friars Carse, Auldgirth, Dumfries. As far as I can remember this was the only one in Scotland.
Latterly places were offered for holidays to Post Office (and British Telecom) staff who subscribed, via pay deduction, to the Fellowship.
Eventually the properties were sold off but I know that Friars Carse still offers discounts to PO and BT pensioners.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the details for Auldgirth from the PO database, it is on my to-do list.

Title Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance (Auldgirth) war memorial
AccNo Mem312
Description Address:
Friars Carse Hotel
Auldgirth
DG2 0SA

Memorial Campaign(s): First World War/Second World War
Memorial Location: in grounds
Notes A hotel is operated by the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance. The gardens include an area dedicated as a memorial place.
AccessConditions This war memorial is not held by The British Postal Museum & Archive.
Address Friars Carse Hotel
Auldgirth
DG2 0SA
Materials beech tree, with adjacent plate.
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