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pilot25dmc
17-06-2011, 08:32 PM
Rathfriland Post has seen better days, closed in 1968 only the entrance shaft remains, the farmer has removed every other above ground feature. An interesting note to this post is that it was the most expensive one built in Northern Ireland due to the amount of stone that had to be removed from the site, it cost 1,900 in 1959.

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http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5541094642_cf857a8b0a_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5540514051_950d364b56_z.jpg

The shaft is flooded with the worst smelling blackest oily water that I have ever seen, the farmer informed me that the post was always damp, even when in use, he says the last time the water was low enough to climb down the ladder was in the late 80's during a drought.

Krypton
17-06-2011, 09:49 PM
Eww looks like its been higher too!

How do you know about the post prices? Its quite interesting id like to know how much mine cost.

scottj
17-06-2011, 10:00 PM
What a crying shame. Krypton, i'd rather the one we are in cahoots with anyday;)

Krypton
17-06-2011, 10:08 PM
What a crying shame. Krypton, i'd rather the one we are in cahoots with anyday;)

Aye - didnt get round to ringing the solicitor today but i will do it tommorow if i can...

scottj
17-06-2011, 10:09 PM
No worries mister, thanks;)

pilot25dmc
18-06-2011, 12:15 AM
I only have the prices for the ones in Northern Ireland, got access to a file(s) which pretty much covers 31 Group from 1954 until 1991.

It has the prices for all the equipment too including the receipts from the Home Office, amazing document, been going through it for weeks.

For instance...... In 1960 a brand new GZI would have set you back 25!

Krypton
18-06-2011, 08:17 AM
Wow - well after all it is only a biscuit tin!

Bunkerkid
18-06-2011, 11:42 AM
That post is fucking horrible, but still good job looking at it and interesting to know its price, not a cheap one back in the day!

Also have assess to a homeoffice document of post sales, interesting read are these things and rather rare paperwork :thumb