SK7852 : Hawton Road postbox (ref. NG24 183)

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

Hawton Road postbox (ref. NG24 183)
Hawton Road postbox (ref. NG24 183)
GR pillar box on the corner of Grange Road. It must have been transplanted from elsewhere, as there was no development here at all until after the Second World War.
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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SK7852, 52 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Communications 
Period (from Tags)
1960s 
Postbox (from Tags)
GR  Pillar Box 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7889 5218 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.6633N 0:49.4565W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7889 5217
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Suburban Main Road  Drop Box (Royal Mail) 

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