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Belton Village, Post Office & Smithy
Belton Village, Post Office & Smithy
Belton Village, Post Office & Smithy

"Estate cottage, now a house, post office and smithy. Cottage C17, remodelled 1838; smithy 1838. Both by Anthony Salvin"

"One of several estate buildings by Salvin for John, first Earl Brownlow, of Belton House"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298453 

Georgian "GR" post box still in use.

DB 25 April 2018 

Belton Kesteven, Post Office, Smithy, Forge, Anthony Salvin, Earl Brownlow, Belton House
Boston, Post Office
Boston, Post Office
Boston, Post Office

The main Post Office in Wide Bargate, Boston, was opened on 12 December 1907 by the Postmaster General.

The public counter now fills most of the ground floor but the original sorting office and telephone have been moved elsewhere.

Undated postcard
Boston, post office,
Butterwick, Post Office
Butterwick, Post Office
Butterwick, Post Office

"The post office "first started at a large house in a farmyard in Benington Road, (only outbuildings remain) before moving to a cottage at 9 Old Post Office Lane, for many years (now a private house).

Eventually the Post Office moved to the Village Shop in Brand End Road next door to what is now the Fish Shop"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Butterwick/section.asp?catId=14851 

DB 9 June 2018 

Butterwick, Post Office, Fish Shop
Carlton Scroop, Repeater Station
Carlton Scroop, Repeater Station
Carlton Scroop, Repeater Station

"BT Archives has a reference to the foundations being excavated in October 1965"

http://www.dgsys.co.uk/btmicrowave/sites/150.php 

"part of a cold war emergency microwave communications system, 'Backbone'"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Scroop 

Tower is still in active use.

DB 16 April 2018

Carlton Scroop, Repeater Station, microwave, Backbone, Cold War, BT, Tower
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells&nbspGold Post Box
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells Gold Post Box
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells Gold Post Box

The plaque reads "This post box has been painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Sophie Wells Gold Medal winner London 2012 Olympic Games Equestrian: Team, Open".

Over 100 post boxes, throughout the country, were painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate every Team GB and Paralympics GB gold medal won during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Sophie Wells from Lincoln won a team gold and two individual silver medals at the Paralympic Games.

DB 27 February 2018 

Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Gold, Post Box, Sophie Wells
Woodhall Spa, Post Office
Woodhall Spa, Post Office
Woodhall Spa, Post Office

Inscription at top of building states

"WOODHALL SPA

VR

POST OFFICE"

Three Royal Mail vans waiting outside. 

DB 18 April 2018

Woodhall Spa, Post Office, Royal Mail