SZ0898 : West Parley: postbox № BH22 176, Chine Walk

near to West Parley, Dorset, Great Britain

West Parley: postbox № BH22 176, Chine Walk
West Parley: postbox № BH22 176, Chine Walk
I'm sure I recall, about 25 years ago, the postbox here being a wall box set into a brick pillar. Either it has been replaced in recent years, or I'm getting it confused with SZ0898 : West Parley: postbox № BH22 116, Dudsbury Road a short distance away. But I wonder if that concrete square just to the left of the current box marks its former position.

Anyhow, it is an Elizabeth II-reign box and its advertised final collection times are 5:15pm on weekdays and noon on Saturdays.
Drop box
A ‘drop box’ is an item of Royal Mail street furniture. It is a receptacle where the postman can securely store part of his morning round, at a convenient location. Sometimes, the Royal Mail van may drop off the postman with his bike and morning deliveries, saving him carrying a heavier load or frequent returns to the sorting office.
Originally drop boxes were attached to pillar boxes and, therefore, painted red to match. Nowadays, they are separate free-standing boxes – usually close to a postbox – generally painted grey, although red stand-alone boxes are also to be seen.
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Tuesday, 9 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 9 June, 2009
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