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Douglas Bridge, Strabane

Droichead na Dúghlaise

Douglas Bridge / Strabane

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Latest known date - Unknown
Postmark type - Circle, R2.1 (29mm), recorded in proof book for 22 May 1903

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May 1903      

Douglas Bridge / Strabane Co. Tyrone

Earliest known date - 9 NO 1951
Latest known date - 10 DE 1953
Postmark type - Circle, DR14 (26/16mm) No Code at top.

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9 Nov 1951   10 Dec 1953  

Douglas Bdge Strabane Co.Tyrone

Earliest known date - 30 NO 1966
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Postmark type - Circular, SR9 (23mm) No code at top.

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30 NO 1966   8 JU 1996  
Cover 8JU1996  

Post Office Photograph from September 1994 by A.W. Graham

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Post Office by A W Graham      

Location of Douglas Bridge. It is a tiny village on the west side of the River Mourne. The bridge is over the Douglas Burn, the name of which is an interesting derivation from the original Irish. Droichead na Dúghlaise, 'Bridge of the Black Stream.'

The Post Office opened August 1855 with a HO and PT = Strabane. It is located 3 miles North West of Newtownstewart.

In 1862 foot post from Strabane.

Thanks to Stan Challis for provision of the images and above information.

County Tyrone Map      
Modeern Map      

In 2009 the Post Office was located at

Douglas Bridge Post Office
74 Camus Road
Douglas Bridge
Strabane, County Tyrone, BT82 8QE
02881 661658




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