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Our Pictorial History Project - 'Then' and 'Now'

27/02/20
Burwardsley Post Office
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We continue to seek your help.

Keen to record The Sandstone Ridge as it was, and as it now is, we would love to hear from you if you have any old images and/or postcards of The Ridge.

Today, we feature two images.

The black and white image shows what was the Burwardsley Post Office, located at the top of the hill.

The colour image below, shows the current day location of what remains the Burwardsley Post Office.

Historically, you will see that there was a former pond on the approach to the Post Office (filled with water) — as shown in this Perfection Series Postcard.

It may have been that marl was dug from such a pond and/or pit such as this to spread over the fields and to improve fertility — Burwardsley has always been a farming community.

That said, the Burwardsley Pond is long since gone, having been filled in during 1946.

Images such as these provide a fascinating social and economic history of an area.

So, we ask you to have a good look through your drawers and cupboards and please contact us in support of this Pictorial History 'Then' and 'Now' project — if you find any old images of 'Times Past' then please let us know.

Click on each image to enlarge.

We look forward to hearing from you.