Memories wanted by museum
Do you remember this child-sized post-box from
Fazakerley Cottage Homes?
This special post-box is in the collections of the Museum of Liverpool. The
museum is due to open in 2010/11 on Liverpool’s waterfront and the post-box
will displayed pride of place in the People’s City Gallery.
I am looking for any memories or information anyone may have about the post-
box no matter how small or insignificant. Does anyone remember using it? Where
was it? How long was it at the homes etcetera?
Liverpool has had the post-box since 1964 when the cottage homes closed.
According to an article in the Liverpool Echo at the time the post box was
specially made for the children at the cottage homes to post their letters and
cards, and that when the homes closed it was rescued by a member of the Post
When a new owner was advertised for, so many requests were received from
children’s homes across Merseyside that it was decided that the fairest answer
was to donate it to the museum for everyone to enjoy. The children however were
not left disappointed as replicas of the post-box were made, filled with sweets
and delivered to the various homes.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any information you may have at
Kay Jones, Curator of Community History