Wednesday, May 05, 2010

ABC Wednesday:
P is for the Post Office

This is the Post Office in Kirkham near Blackpool, Lancashire.

As you can see it is actually a Public House, which for the benefit of some of my foreign viewers, means it is place that serves alcoholic refreshments.

Whether the building was originally a Post Office or not I've no idea. Its architectural appearance suggests not. I suspect it was so-named due its proximity to this small town's main Post Office.

The inn sign showing a postman emptying a post box looks like a modern concoction.

It would appear that Post Office services in Kirkham are now based inside the Co-operative supermarket situated in a corner of Kirkham Market Square. Locating post offices within supermarkets is a common modern trend in many UK towns these days.

Back at the pub there is what appears to be an old gas lamp but on close inspection it looks as though the light is now supplied via a modern longlife halogen bulb.

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  1. That pub must have been named by a person with a sense of humour. I can hear the husband say to his wife: "I'll just pop down to the Post Office for a a quick letter".

    PS Thank you for the comment - I knew I could count on you.

  2. Thats a great looking place. I love the light fixture!

  3. It seems to me to make such sense to have a P.O. in the supermarket. Our P.O.'s are always full with long lines of people waiting. In the last couple of years the supermarkets have sold postage stamps which is a step in the right direction. So good to see the old British post box!

  4. Great choice for P. I love your photos.

    It's my first time to join ABC Wednesday. Do drop by if you have time.

    Liz @ MLC

  5. Hmmm - so what you have there is a postal pub? Love the photos and the blog!

  6. These are gorgeous images. I love them! : ) I like to go to the post office. I just love knowing that people will get a package and be so excited : ) It is one of my favorite feelings.

  7. I have to agree with RuneE, had to be named by a person with a sense of humor! Great post for the P day! Hope your week is going well, Gerald! Enjoy!


  8. I can imagine the fun one could have with the postal pub. Neat building.

  9. Don't think they ALLOW post offices in the US to be connected with pubs, but I could be wrong. I've never SEEN one, in any case.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  10. Oh, how wonderful! I wonder how many tourists have been fooled?

  11. Wondeful post about the post office!
    Did you know that the post offices in Sweden have been dismantled?! You post your letters or fetch your packages at different shops that sell other products. I don't know how tourists mail their postcards.
    Nice to see that you still have post offices!
    Best wishes,

  12. I just mailed something at the post office never thought of this for ABC Wednesday P. very nice and clever