Silverdale Postal Sorting Office - Original purpose please?

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mosy
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Silverdale Postal Sorting Office - Original purpose please?

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Apols if covered somewhere already.

Ta.

Steve Grindlay
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Post by Steve Grindlay »

It was built as a Postmen's Sorting Office, opened in 1896, and served that purpose until it closed.

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The question cropped up when a friend and I were discussing the style of the architecture. Many thanks for your reply.

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The fencing was not there for the first few months. My guess is it was added to stop people walking across the car park area and adversely interacting with the vans. I suspect Health and Safety.

Even excusing it that much, I can't see the design advantage of having the customer interfacing part of the complex at the furthest point past all the roads and car parks ...

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I very much hope that when the sorting office re-opens again, that the orignal features will be left. I think it is a wonderful looking building...I hope it is protected?

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Re: Silverdale Postal Sorting Office - Original purpose plea

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Wasn't the Rink cinema next door to it, or is it one and the same thing?

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Re: Silverdale Postal Sorting Office - Original purpose plea

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Beerboy wrote:Wasn't the Rink cinema next door to it, or is it one and the same thing?
I've taken my original post off as my mother realised she was mistaken. It was next door. Apologies.

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