SZ0294 : Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 285, Sherborn Crescent

taken 8 years ago, near to Newtown, Poole, Great Britain

Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 285, Sherborn Crescent
Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 285, Sherborn Crescent
This corner of the vast 70s Canford Heath housing estate features many roads apparently named after Dorset places, but with several of them misspelt: Sherborn rather than Sherborne; Yeatminster instead of Yetminster; Pimpern, not Pimperne; Hertsone as opposed to Herston. There are further examples of the correct spelling. In the distance is the turning of the last of my examples, Herstone Close.

This postbox is emptied finally at 5:30pm on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays.

Also are two drop boxes – a red one attached to the box and a separate, large grey one (see below).
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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Date Taken
Monday, 14 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 September, 2009
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Postbox   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 028 944 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.9949N 1:57.6581W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 028 944
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