SZ0194 : Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 50, Tollerford Road

taken 10 years ago, near to Waterloo, Poole, Great Britain

Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 50, Tollerford Road
Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 50, Tollerford Road
This location is certainly not the first 'posting', as it were, for this box, for it dates from the reign of George V, when this whole area would have been heathland. It is now a vast 1970s housing estate, although substantial heathland area remains to the north. The postbox is emptied finally at 5:30pm on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays.

There are also two drop boxes (see below) here, one attached to the postbox and one opposite.
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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SZ0194, 36 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 July, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 27 July, 2009
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Postbox   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 017 946 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.1031N 1:58.6020W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 017 946
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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