SZ6488 : Bembridge: postbox №s PO35 1051 and PO35 1052

taken 10 years ago, near to Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Bembridge: postbox №s PO35 1051 and PO35 1052
Bembridge: postbox №s PO35 1051 and PO35 1052
A postbox of King George VI's reign outside SZ6488 : Bembridge: post office is accompanied by one of his daughter Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Curiously, they face slightly different directions.
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
Tuesday, 5 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 February, 2008
Category
Postbox   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 645 880 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.3008N 1:5.2291W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 646 880
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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