Main post office, Greenford Road

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This is a detail of the facade of the handsome neo-Georgian building that is Greenford’s main post office. Christmas is traditionally the busiest time of year for Royal Mail but this structure exudes a sense of calm. The keystone above the door, featuring the monogram of George V combined with oak leaves, dates it to 1935. A number of smaller local branches were built in the same style but unfortunately most of these have been demolished and trading moved to shops. All that’s left of the post office building in Oldfield Lane North is the masonry sign that was once over its doorway, which is now embedded in the facade of the block of flats now on that site.

Images and text ©Albertina McNeill 2012. Please do not reproduce without permission. All rights reserved. Do not add any of these images to Pinterest or similar sites as this will be regarded as a violation of copyright.

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