NF8763 : Sidinish: postbox № HS6 20 and the old post office

near to Saighdinis, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Sidinish: postbox № HS6 20 and the old post office
Sidinish: postbox № HS6 20 and the old post office
This postbox stands outside the old post office, which was in the building to the right. See NF8763 : Sidinish Post Office for a picture of the post office when it was operational.

The post office had opened in the early part of 1930 but fell victim to the Network Change programme - in which 2,500 branches nationwide were axed - and its last day of business was 21 July 2008.
English/Gaelic names in the Western Isles
In around 1999, the Ordnance Survey replaced English-language placenames in the Western Isles with Gaelic-language names. Some of the more prominent features (e.g. Isle of Barra; Stornoway; Sound of Harris) do have bilingual labels but, on the whole, villages, lochs, peaks etc. generally have the Gaelic names on the modern-day mapping.

Because the English versions have a tendency not to appear on the maps any more, I have decided to use them in my image titles and, as such, a translation will be readily available from the Gaelic labelling on the map.

(NB I have not translated some of the more minor loch and river names, where I have not easily found the English version.)
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2012
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Tuesday, 14 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 4 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 8751 6316 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:33.0093N 7:13.5551W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 8751 6316
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