J4872 : Pillar box and drop box, West Winds, Newtownards

taken 8 years ago, near to Newtownards, Northern Ireland

Pillar box and drop box, West Winds, Newtownards
Pillar box and drop box, West Winds, Newtownards
A drop box and an EIIR pillar box (BT23 374), outside the West Winds post office, at Shackleton Walk.
Postboxes, rest of Northern Ireland

A series of photographs showing some of the postboxes, in the rest of Northern Ireland, within postcodes BT16-94. Link shows the postboxes within Belfast.

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, 16 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Communications 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 485 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.7694N 5:42.2249W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 485 725
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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West Winds (Newtownards)  Postbox  Drop Box (Royal Mail) 

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