SZ0391 : Parkstone: postbox № BH14 172, St. Peter’s Road

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

Parkstone: postbox № BH14 172, St. Peter’s Road
Parkstone: postbox № BH14 172, St. Peter’s Road
This George V-reign postbox is emptied finally at 5:30pm on weekdays and at 11:30am on Saturdays; to the back is attached a drop box (see below). Behind it, we see a rather splendid horse chestnut at the junction of North Road.
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
Wednesday, 5 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 August, 2009
Category
Postbox   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 032 919 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.6189N 1:57.2852W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 033 919
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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