Old Post Office – Stonefield Road

Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 19.46.18Can you help me with something?

I’m researching an old post office that used to be on Stonefield Road. I have its construction date and know it was there in 1898 and still there well into the 20th Century. This great photo is at Stonefield Road in the 1920s. This was the main post office in Blantyre and was certainly still there in 1928 when postmaster James Young retired. Standing in the doorway are Blantyre postmistresses Miss Stewart and her assistant Marian Kilgour.


Now the hard part….when did it stop?

Does anybody remember the post office being next to Mickey’s Cafe? (I suspect it wound up and moved well before the time of many people here and likely vanished in the 1930s. One of several in Blantyre.) Frustratingly, very little information to research on this.

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