J3175 : Pillar box and drop box, Woodvale, Belfast

taken 8 years ago, near to Legoneil, Springfield, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Pillar box and drop box, Woodvale, Belfast
Pillar box and drop box, Woodvale, Belfast
A drop box and a GVIR pillar box (BT13 526) at Twaddell Avenue, close to Donaldson Crescent (behind me).
Postboxes, Belfast BT1-15

A series of photographs showing some of the postboxes within postcodes BT1-15. Link shows the postboxes in the rest of Northern Ireland.

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
Monday, 23 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 23 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 313 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.6538N 5:58.0571W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 313 755
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Postbox  Drop Box (Royal Mail) 

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