SK3289 : Oakland Road postbox (ref. S6 318)

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Stannington, Sheffield, Great Britain

Oakland Road postbox (ref. S6 318)
Oakland Road postbox (ref. S6 318)
A very clean example of an EVIIR pillar box. Clearly all the old paint was stripped back before repainting, so the casting details are all very crisp. It has a large drop box attached.
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
Thursday, 5 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
EVIIR  Pillar Box 
Colour (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3298 8950 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.0780N 1:30.3262W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3298 8950
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Suburban Street  Drop Box (Royal Mail) 

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