Saturday, 18 December 2010

Parkgate Post Box

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The sign says it all "Nicholls Famous Ice-Cream". Its not easy taking a picture juggling an ice cream (lemon meringue in case you were wondering). If this was summer the queue would be out of the door but on this sunny winter day there was only need of two members of staff to serve the small queues trying to make their minds up which flavour to choose. The postbox outside is there because it is also doubles as a Post Office. Located inside behind the postbox are twirling racks of cards and YES postcards.  So here is one I bought of The Parade, Parkgate before Nicholls and the postbox arrived. The building to the right is now a school (although it has recently closed)
The sea wall is worn down in the middle by the number of children who have walked on top of it through the years. It appears in 1916 it was already started to wear. I love this family group having their picture taken and the men behind carrying what must be a basket of shellfish.

Gemma of Greyscale Territory is the hostess of Weekend Mailbox, post anything remotely to do with mail. 

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Over time the estuary has silted up so the sea no longer comes up to the sea wall.
 

2 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A great post! Interesting comparison between then and now! And o that icecream sounds delicious!

Clytie said...

I really love the idea of a post office inside an icecream shop. What a yummy idea!

The seawall shot is wonderful - I love the dresses.