Thursday, 7 April 2016

Sick notes

Here's yet another wall-embedded box from the south side of Cork City, this time part of the back wall of the South Infirmary on the Old Blackrock Road. It's an ERVII; things must have been busy for the postal service in this neighbourhood between 1901 and 1910.

Edward visited Ireland in 1903, but didn't come all the way down to the true capital. Even though the hospital is named after his mum (it's also known as the Victoria University hospital), it's Edward's box that allows you to send off your sick notes when you pop out the back for a crafty fag and a pint of Beamish in Paddy the Farmer's pub.