Sentry Box for the Car Park
The reclaimed and refurbished gate house from the Huddersfield General Post Office now the reception box for the Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel Car Park.
(Below photos of Johnny and Joe Marsden and friends loading the box on to transport for the short journey to its new home)
31st July 1991
Keeping watch… A timber gatekeeper’s hut has been saved from the scrap yard by Huddersfield brothers Joe and Johnny Marsden. The hut has been a familiar sight at the St Peter’s Street entrance of Huddersfield Post Office for many years but a new concrete box has now been built. The brothers are to take the box to use in their new car park off Beast Market. And in return the Huddersfield Hotel and Johnny’s Nightclub owners are to provide a commissionaire’s chair for PO gatekeeper Brian Lawton, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday at the Hotel. “We thought it was a shame that this hut should be scrapped after so many years in Huddersfield, so we decided to save it” said Joe. Johnny and Joe toast the swap with the help of Mr. Lawton.
The following pictures show the Sentry Box being transported from the Post Office in Northumberland Street to The Central Lodge.
Here is the box lit up in its new home.
The Sentry Box now settled in its new home in the Huddersfield Central Lodge secure car park. It is now only 200 yards from its original home at the Huddersfield General Post Office.