Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Edward VIII postbox at Heaton Mersey

An Edward VIII postbox (SK4 304D) stands at the corner of Fylde Road and Mauldeth Road in Heaton Mersey.

The insignia/cypher dates it to the 326 day reign of King Edward VIII who became king on the death of his father on January 20th 1936 and abdicated on December 11th 1936.

Only about 160 postboxes bearing the cypher of Edward VIII were made. Estimates as to how many have survived vary between 80 and 130. One theory claims that some Edward VIII postbox doors were replaced by George VI doors.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Bibbity Bobbity Bootique

It looks as if I'm bit too late to catch the closing down sale at the Bibbity Bobbity Bootique on Little Underbank.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

X is for Xmas

The Xmas Tree on Prince's Street.

On the left is an "Adult Gaming Centre".

On the right is a shop for the charity Shelter who help to support homeless people.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Carols in Merseyway

As I walked out of M&S into the Merseyway Shopping Centre having cut through from Prince's Street I could hear a band playing and carols being sung by a choir.

It was children from Ludworth Primary School in Marple who were doing the honours and very delightful they sounded too.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Eat Me Sweets

This is the Eat Me Sweet Shop on the corner of Great Underbank and Bridge Street. It used to be called Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe - see the wider view in our post of 15th June 2013. Until the 1970s it had been a branch of Boots the Chemist.

A contribution to Shop Window theme on City Daily Photos and Our World Tuesday.