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Monday, 28 October 2013

Wall boxes

Wall boxes are a type of post box that is set into a wall whereas our pillar boxes are free standing. They first began to appear in more rural areas in 1857. The boxes bear the initials of the monarch reigning at the time they were made.
I came across this Victorian one in the Cotswolds village of Lechlade and it is still in use today

 


This Georgian wall box does not have the roman numerals depicting which monarch so I am assuming it dates from George V as the regnal numbers were only added from George VI reign onwards. (George V reigned from 1910-1936). I came across this box in the village of Penshurst, Kent. 


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24 comments:

  1. I can't pass one of these without taking a photo and that last one is superb.

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  2. These are really interesting. Another thing they have in the UK that we don't have. Of course, we didn't have reigning monarchs, either. :-)

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  3. These wall boxes make a lot of sense to me. What fun it would be to see how many different styles you could find.

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  4. That is the first time I have seen a white sign like that. Interesting!

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  5. Wow - very interesting! There is a little bit of history everywhere you look.

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  6. That is so interesting!! Great post for the day! I agree with EG, It would be fun to see how many different ones you could find!! Enjoy your week!!

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  7. I had fun looking for these in London. I haven't seen any of the brown ones, though.

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  8. Creative shots of neat post boxes for OWT ~ thanks, carol,xx

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  9. Very interesting. I've found 3 VR post boxes so far in Manchester but no wall boxes. (yet)

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  10. Great post, it is neat seeing the different mail boxes. I like the red one! Have a happy week!

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  11. Very interesting pieces of history.

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  12. It is so wonderful that they're still being used. That just makes me happy to know!

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  13. Interesting post and I like that old style of letter drop.

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  14. Some things can't be improved on. I love the red.

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  15. I love the snippets of history that still remain today.

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  16. Interesting post on letter boxes.

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  17. 'Still in use today' - that's really very interesting to me. The years...!

    Hazel

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  18. Great find!! Love mailboxes when we travel.

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  19. Interesting, I have never seen such a wall box !
    My "World" post is here : http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh, dear, a non-red wall box. Actually, I find it to be lovely. genie

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