NY3167 : Former Post Office - Gretna Garden City

taken 4 years ago, near to Gretna, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Former Post Office - Gretna Garden City
Former Post Office - Gretna Garden City
The Post Office handled over four million letters during 1917. Today it is a branch of Well Pharmacy formerly Co-op Pharmacy rebranded in February 2015 after sale to Bestway Group in 2014.

The sorting office appears to be the building on the right.
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Gretna Garden City
The township of Gretna was built to accommodate the munition workers at the HM Factory Gretna. In 1915 the mainly female workers were housed in timber dormitory huts known as 'Timbertown' hastily erected by largely Irish builders. The notable planner Raymond Unwin had joined the Local Government Board in December 1914 and from 1915 was seconded to the Ministry of Munitions where he planned the layout for Gretna and Eastriggs. From 1915-1918 a collection of substantial buildings including shops, churches, cinema and housing were constructed that define the city. Open spaces mark the location of some of the avenues of wooden huts.

The factory and all of the properties in Gretna, Eastriggs, Mossband, Longtown and Dornock were offered for sale in 1921 by HM Treasury Suurplus Stores etc Liquidation Department comprising over 600 lots and 300 houses.
NY2566 : H.M. FACTORY, GRETNA - for sale
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Building Type (from Tags)
Post Office 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 318 672 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7137N 3:4.0527W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 318 672
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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