South Queensferry

Post Office

Locations

1.

'Then'

South QUeensferry  -  Original Position

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2.

'Now'

South QUeensferry Post Office  -  Original POosition  -  The building today

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 Frank Hay, Queensferry History Group

South Queensferry

Post Office

Around 1920

Postcard 1. above show the original position of the Post Office in the High Street:

South QUeensferry  -  Original Position

However, at the time this photograph was taken (probably around the 1920s, judging by the bus in the photo) the Post Office would have already left this site and moved further along the High Street.

Around 1914-18

The Post Office moved to the new position, seen in the photo below.  This photo was probably taken around  1914-18.

 South Queensferry Post Office  -  Later Position  

This building later to become   a branch of Clydesdale Bank:

 South Queensferry Post Offlice  -  Later Position  -  The building today

Today

Thank you to  Frank Hay of the Queensferry History Group  supplying the second photograph above.

South QUeensferry Post Office  -  Original POosition  -  The building today

 Frank comments:

"If you look carefully at the second photograph above,  you will see a small blob to the right of the door.  This is the ring, still in place, that customers used to tie their horses to when visiting the Post Office."

Reply

1.

Charles Bain Jr

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thank you to Charles Bath Jr. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for emailing me soon after I added the postcard above to the web site.:

Charles wrote:

Charles Bath Sr.

"My father, Charles Bath Sr., is now alive and well at the age of 86.  He lived in the basement apartment below this post office at the time of his birth

I visited this site in 1992, and found that the post office was then a convenience store and that the apartment below was in use as a store room.

The street beside the building is now named 'Old Post Office Lane;  presumably 'Old' because the post office had by then been replaced by a newer post office in a different location."

Charles Bain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada:  September 2004

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2.

Sue Hammond

North Norfolk, England

Thank you to Sue Hammond who wrote:

Geordie

"In the course of researching my family tree my Great Uncle, now 91, has just told me that his mother, brother and four sisters moved from the Post Office buildings in South Queensferry in about 1927 to Liberton.

I'm assuming this is likely to have been the original Post Office building seen in this postcard:

South QUeensferry  -  Original Position

I have an old Valentine's Series sepia post card of the Jubilee Tower opposite the Post Office, on the back of which is written:

'This is the clock that wee Geordie, my Grandad (1913-1991) helped Watchmaker Wright to wind up.' 

If I'm right that means my grandad and his mother, at least, could have resided in the buildings at the same time as Charles Bath Sr."

Sue Hammond, North Norfolk, England:  October 28, 2011

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3.

Sue Hammond

North Norfolk, England

Thank you to Sue Hammond for writing again about the occupants of the old post office at South Queensferry.

Sue says:

Old Post Office

"My great uncle writes:

South QUeensferry  -  Original Position

'The High Street in this photo is as it was in my and your Grandad's days, right back to the butcher's shop called Farley's.

His his sausage machine would keep us awake in the morning early, which used to be so inconvenient for mother as it was just outside the little patch of green at the bedroom window and made a noise of a two stroke engine.' 

However, my great uncle could not recall Charles Bath"

Sue Hammond, North Norfolk, England:  October 28, 2011

 

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