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Stranded Stones of Sydney

Across the city are the solitary remains of grand buildings and structures. They stand like sentinels as the city grows and changes around them, memorials that mark forgetting as much as remembrance. 1,383 more words

Sydney City

Posties and the Capital

Today is self-proclaimed Postal Workers’ Day. Fair enough, it is shoulders to the wheel this time of year, though less so than in the past, one suspects. 147 more words


Dublin Ireland’s General Post Office

Why would anyone give a rip about visiting a post office if not to mail a letter or package? Generally I try to avoid visiting them as much as I do the Department of Motor Vehicles. 201 more words


General Post Office (GPO), Kolkata

Town or City: Kolkata.
Country: India.
Construction started: 1864.
Completed: 1868.
Design and Construction Architect: Walter B. Grenville.
Present Owner: Archaeological Survey of India.

The General Post Office, Kolkata, is the central post office of the city of Kolkata as well as the chief post office of West Bengal.

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Dear Santa: The History of Writing to Father Christmas

In this post, Archives Assistant Ashley March gives us a preview of his talk next Tuesday (1 December) at 7pm. Ashley has been delving through the BPMA’s files to explore how, with the Post Office’s help, Santa started writing back to children across the UK. 432 more words

Royal Mail

Seals, Seas and Ancestries: A Remarkable Postal Family History

One of the things we often get asked, as keepers of the Royal Mail Archive, is what we can tell people about their relatives who worked for the Post Office. 754 more words


1916 – Approximately 1,000 copies of The Proclamation of the Irish Republic are printed in Liberty Hall in a print office set up by James Connolly.

The proclamation will be read by Pádraig Pearse outside the General Post Office on Sackville Street (now called O’Connell Street) on Monday 24th April.

The proclamation was printed secretly on an old and poorly maintained Wharfedale Stop Cylinder Press in the printing office that had been set up by James Connolly in the basement in the original Liberty Hall in Beresford Place, Dublin. 337 more words

Irish History