J4982 : GPO cable marker, Downshire Road, Bangor

taken 14 years ago, near to Bangor, Northern Ireland

GPO cable marker, Downshire Road, Bangor
GPO cable marker, Downshire Road, Bangor
Old GPO cable marker on Downshire Road. Would appear to date from sometime between 1910-36 (probably towards the earlier date given when the road was laid out).
This was placed by the General Post Office as a marker plate for their underground Cable network. Originally this would have had a plate giving the distance in feet and inches from post to the underground cable, but this has been removed. Often mistaken as bench marks, the arrow actually signifies that the GPO is a government department.
Any other information that I can add on this is welcomed - a quick search of this site would seem to suggest that examples such as this are rare.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 July, 2008
Cable marker   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 497 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.8430N 5:40.8320W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 497 820
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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