Queen Victoria Postboxes

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It was a joke...

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I too always glance at post bixes on rides, and can confirm there are many examples of VR wall boxes in South Wales. Time moves slowly here.
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Yes, I shall pay more attention now to the dear old British post box. I’ve probably passed some other VR ones without even noticing!
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Bmblbzzz wrote:I live on a street named after Queen Victoria and have a VR postbox on the corner! With a couple of others on nearby streets too.

A couple of days ago I had occasion to actually post a letter.

Oh dear. It's actually a GR postbox. Only two reigns out... :oops: The first post boxes were introduced in the 1850s, the street was built in 1841, so they waited at least 60 years to get a post box.
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I'm in Halstead, Essex. My neighbour has, I believe, the largest collection of post boxes in UK. They fill his garden, he has a phone box and a replica post office in a shed. He does have open days. Royal Mail occasionally deliver unusual redundant ones to him. They're heavy!
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dinger207 wrote:I'm in Halstead, Essex. My neighbour has, I believe, the largest collection of post boxes in UK. They fill his garden, he has a phone box and a replica post office in a shed. He does have open days. Royal Mail occasionally deliver unusual redundant ones to him. They're heavy!


more details here;

http://www.cvphm.org.uk/

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I always check post boxes to see how old they are. I have not thought about taking photographs but will now!

Next thing to collect is perhaps Trig points? A redundant and dying breed I believe.
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So it seems 75% of boxes aren't Queen Elizabeth II or George V. I have often looked at the "emblem" on them but not really noted their locations. Perhaps I will in future.

Another thing I look at is duct and drain covers. They show quite a lot of history.

Those over telephone ducts are national examples. Those stating Post Office Telegraphs seem to be along routes, which I expect would be the earliest. Later ones state Post Office Telephones ie not Telegraphs. This is pure observation and is my assumption
I think it's still true that these covers are still imperial dimensions in spite of the measurements manufacturers provide. At least it was a few years ago when I wanted to order some and their frames for other duct covers.
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This is our nearest. Haven't found any others locally as yet.
Calstock Road.jpg

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.52130 ... 312!8i6656
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Not a Queen Victoria one, but possibly a rarer Edward VII Box ?
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Pebble wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 11:53pm Not a Queen Victoria one, but possibly a rarer Edward VII Box ?
I didn’t realise there were any at all. Well spotted. Where is it, if I may ask?
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Oldjohnw wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 7:13am
Pebble wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 11:53pm Not a Queen Victoria one, but possibly a rarer Edward VII Box ?
I didn’t realise there were any at all. Well spotted. Where is it, if I may ask?
Melrose
https://goo.gl/maps/7LDc6F6BEweVjaFdA

would appear to be very rare, esp ones displaying the scroll.

And this was doesnt even appear on the wiki page for Edward VII boxes
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... n_Scotland
Could I have made a new discovery exploring the Borders on my bike - LOL
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Eton - another pillar-shaped pillar box (hence the name):

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I like that one.
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This postbox is at Thurnham, in Kent. It was a bit of a lucky find as I'd stopped to check whether a turning led to the church, which it didn't- the one I wanted to find was a bit further on. Opposite where I was standing, I saw this postbox.
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