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#430148 - 9th Sep 2010 8:48pm Birkenhead General PO Argyle St.
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Late 50's I think.
Hope I'm not repeating anyone's past posts.


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#430169 - 9th Sep 2010 9:31pm Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: RobBB]
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Only closed a couple of years ago!
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#430272 - 10th Sep 2010 10:40am Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: Capt_America]
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But just before it closed the inside definitely didnt match the grandeur of the outside.
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#430375 - 10th Sep 2010 9:43pm Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: Hiekel_Essterol]
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Thats true !
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#961049 - 10th Sep 2015 11:14am Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: RobBB]
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It was the old Ministry of Works building I believe.

i worked in there for the PO for quite a number of years.....nice building.

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#961052 - 10th Sep 2015 11:30am Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: Frankg]
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The date on the building is 1907. On a 1911 map it is shown as General Post Office, which it was until fairly recently.

It had the usual counter positions on the public side and a sorting office inside with loading bays to the rear.

So if it was MoW, when would that have been?

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#961056 - 10th Sep 2015 12:37pm Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: Norton]
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The Ministry of Labour (works) was in 1923, 63 Argyle Street, previously in 1910 the address is shown as being occupied by, J Roberts & Co, Silk Merchants. Later in 1938, 63 Argyle St was the address of, Harris Bros, Tailors, Boilermakers Society, Society Of Woodworkers, Fred Wharton, Steward. Perhaps part of the PO was used before moving to Bridge St.

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#961058 - 10th Sep 2015 1:03pm Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: bert1]
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Come to think of it, Frank must mean, Ministry of Works, Wartime and after.
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#961103 - 10th Sep 2015 6:32pm Re: Birkenhead General PO Argyle St. [Re: bert1]
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I can remember going there to pick up a parcel in the late 40s early 50s, I was sent round the back, where there were horses and stables, must have been the last of the horse drawn wagons.

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