general post office

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General Post Office

1. (Historical Terms) (in Britain until 1969) the department of the central government that provided postal and telephone services
2. (Communications & Information) the main post office in a locality

gen′eral post′ of`fice

(in the U.S. postal system) the main post office of a city, county, etc., that also has branch post offices. Abbr.: G.P.O., GPO

General Post Office

n (building) → Posta Centrale (Brit) (organization) → Poste fpl e Telegrafi
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I shall not be at home again, perhaps for some time; I wish you would write to me--say once a fort-night: every alternate Monday: to the General Post Office in London.
His travelling baggage is easily carried in his hand, and he repairs with it on foot, to a hybrid hotel in a little square behind Aldersgate Street, near the General Post Office.
Kumar always put his typewriter on a table and sat on a broken plastic chair at the rear gate of the General Post Office from 10 am to 5 pm every day and earn between ` 100 and ` 200 a day by typing documents for people, mostly students.
BACK IN TIME: St Helens parish church and General Post Office in 1908, left, and, right, an Edwardian postcard of Ormskirk Street, St Helens
It put me in mind of the thoughtless unnecessary changes to the College of Education when it became the Art Centre and the loss of at least one War Memorial to Post Office workers when Dorothy Perkins took over the General Post Office in Northgate.
The book looks at the 1916 Easter Week Rising in Ireland as the staff at Dublin's general post office experienced it, based on first-hand accounts of post office staff in several Irish cities, as well as official reports of the Dublin and provincial GPO staff, and records housed in the British Postal Museum and Archive in London.
The general post office had no flag of any kind neither did the flagstaff of county hall.
COMPANY FOCUS: BT GROUP THE origins of BT date back to the nationalisation of the private trunk service by the General Post Office in 1912.
The general post office in Hertford Street was gutted as were the editorial offices of the nearby Midland Daily Telegraph.
Situated in the heart of Colombo city center, walking distance all Leading Business Centers, Markets, Main Bus Stand, Fort Railway, Leading Hotels, Banks, Harbour, Leading Airlines, General post office, Leading News Paper Companies, SL Convention center, Ceylon Electricity Board main office, Regal Cinema, 2009 Al Bawaba (www.
Residents have been told to call the police if they see Steve Watson at Glasgow's former General Post Office building.
8, about 150 members of Negombo People's Collective for a Political Solution, a church-based group, crowded the Colombo General Post Office, armed not with signs but with 400-gram packets of powdered infant formula.

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