Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Colne Valley Postal History Museum/Shed

Keeping up our recent post office-shed theme, here is the Colne Valley Postal History Museum, privately owned, established and run by Steve Knight. It houses more than 100 ex-British Post Office letter boxes not to mention 19 Stamp Vending Machines and associated artefacts. Public open days are held each year and it is also open by prior arrangement with the Curator. Here's what he says about the build:
The inner walls are insulated with 1" polystyrene block, faced with marine ply painted GPO Light Straw. Two 4ft fluorescent strips are fitred to the boarded out roof line. Electrical supplies are in conduit and there is a distribution board in one corner. To conserve heat and improve the appearence it is carpeted with a hard wearing short-pile and a 100w ceramic panel heater ensures everything stays dry over the Winter months. VHF Telephone service is provided, but traditional copper cable connections are also possible via our own telegraph poles and into our K6 telephone Kiosk.
More photos and details at readersheds.co.uk
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