New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo

Posted February 15th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Mailbox Birmingham

The Mailbox is this week’s Friday Photo. It used to be the old Royal Mail sorting office. Below is an  old image from the Mailbox website which has a brief history of the development.

Royal Mail Sorting Office Banner

Other Images – Birmingham Mail archives have a great old image of the sorting office taken in 1979 when its operation ground to a halt over a suspected terrorist device.

The BBC have an old picture which shows the old Royal Mail tunnel that connected it to Birmingham News Street

Birmingham Postal Museum & Archive has some interesting information on postal history in England, like this photography of a travelling post office between London and Birmingham.

 

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