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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:06 pm 

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Does anyone know the date when the the central Post Office Hargreaves St Burnley was built?
I'm asking this question because the rainwater collector tum dish is inscribed "ER". This could be Edward V11 or Elizabeth 11. See attachment.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:11 pm 

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1900, according to John Lowe's book 1985 on Burnley buildings. However, Edward VII didn't ascend until 1901. Maybe the dish was added a bit later.

The building is in 'Flemish Renaissance' style (!).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:47 am 
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Do you know, that is something I have never thought about. I'll be paying more attention to dates when I spot ER in future.

Thanks Plaques and Rex

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:40 pm 

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Well, now, there was of course also Edward VIII, who only reigned for a few months.

There is a gold star for the first person to say where in NE Lancs there is a postbox with his cypher....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:38 pm 

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Sorry Gloria they pulled it out of the wall on Knotts Lanes. This one is at the junction of Spring Lane and North Valley Rd.

Do I get Nectar points as well?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:16 pm 

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The one I know/knew was at the junction of Knotts Lane and the main road. A proper pillar box, no wall involved.

My trouble is that living away from NE Lancs for nearly 50 years I am a bit behind things !

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 pm 

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Rex The one you have mentioned is now a bog standard E11R, The one I was referring to was built into a factory wall.

Here's another bit of EdwardV111 memorabilia over the doorway to the old Labour Exchange Finsley Gate Burnley. Brings back memories of "signing on" (National Service)
Double Nectar points!


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