Saturday, 17 July 2010


My entry for the weekend mailbox meme is the post office in the hamlet of Ulpha, lying in the Duddon Valley, a quiet corner of the southern Lake District. The building is tucked away on the corner of a narrow road, and it appears on this postcard bottom left. Combining  postal activity with a village shop selling newspapers, groceries, ice cream and of course, postcards.  You can even buy a fishing permit here.   It is probably not obvious in this small picture but the postbox is located in the end wall of the building.  Despite having walked in this area for years I have never taken a picture of it. Next time I call in for an ice cream I will have remember my camera.

William Wordsworth wrote 'Sonnets on the Duddon' and mentions the church (top right) as "the kirk of Ulpha to the pilgrim's eye is welcome as a star".  A pretty and sturdy church, there is no record of when it was built although it is recorded as standing there in the 56 year reign of King Henry III in the 13th Century.

Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SD195954

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Greyscale Territory said...

These scenes are so beautiful! What a delightful place for a post box! Thank you so much for joining Weekend Mailbox!

Have a great weekend!

Marja said...

What a gorgeus place Would love to go for a walk there. A great idea to show a post office.
We have got some nice onces here as well. Here the old ones are nearly all made of wood.
I see on your side bar that you went to Holland so I am going to check that one out

Clytie said...

What an absolutely lovely post office! Ours are all new ... shiny and cold. Sigh.