SK5733 : Ruddington Post office

taken 7 years ago, near to Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Ruddington Post office
Ruddington Post office
Part of a range of retail units from around the beginning of the 20th century. The pillar box is a standard E II R box, with drop-box attached - ref no. NG11 307.
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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Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
E II R  Pillar Box 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5731 3307 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.5221N 1:8.9771W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5733 3307
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Post Office  Village Post Office  Postbox  Bank (High Street)  Fruit and Vegetables 

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