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Front of Shed with Curator! of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex Front view of The main Victorian post box display, there are 22 boxes in the line of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex Postman Paul - our manequin sports a smart 1950s uniform of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex Part of the display of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex General front view of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex Left hand corner with signage from Astwood Bank SPO of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex Righ hand side with more AA village signs and the GPO Lozenge from Astwood Bank of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex Photo 9 of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex The Victorian counter with equipment, master clock, home safes and small objects display of shed - Colne Valley Postal History Museum, Essex

Colne Valley Postal History Museum

  • Sheddie:

    Steve Knight
  • Location:

    Halstead - Essex
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    My shed houses my own special Museum of all things postal. We've got postboxes and stamp vending machines, of course. But we also display cap badges, uniforms, telegram forms, steel cancellations, water jugs, fire extinguishers, collection plates, direction signs, scales, point of sale displays, string, scissors, knives, pencils, dip pens, ink wells, stained glass - anything that is stamped with those magic three letters - G P O. The shed is fully wired for power and telephone/internet and could, in theory, act in every way just like a real Post Office from any time in the last 50 years.

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    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.

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