NL9839 : Hynish: postbox № PA77 171

taken 3 years ago, near to Hynish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Hynish: postbox № PA77 171
Hynish: postbox № PA77 171
This postbox stands outside the former Skerryvore signalling station and is of a modern (2012) design which is becoming gradually more commonplace. It is made of pressed steel rather than the traditional cast iron, and has a silver plate attached with the monarch's cipher.

Elizabeth II boxes in Scotland traditionally have just a crown, without the E II R lettering which is seen in the rest of the UK. The reason is that Elizabeth II was the first, not second, Elizabeth to reign over Scotland, Elizabeth I having pre-dated the Union. Perhaps that is why this 'English style' plate has been damaged, although the other five similar boxes on the island are still intact.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Postbox 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NL 9849 3922 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:26.9046N 6:53.6965W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NL 9849 3923
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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