ST3087 : Victorian Anonymous pillarbox in Newport

taken 4 years ago, near to Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

Victorian Anonymous pillarbox in Newport
Victorian Anonymous pillarbox in Newport
Located in Clyffard Crescent near the corner of Caerau Road, this is an example of a Victorian Anonymous pillarbox made at the Andrew Handyside of Derby foundry from 1879. The boxes are known as Anonymous because the royal cipher and the words Post Office are omitted. The high positioning of the posting slot sometimes led (leads?) to mail becoming caught under the rim of the cap.
A grey Royal Mail drop box is on the left.
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
Saturday, 21 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Postbox (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3044 8782 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.0955N 3:0.3220W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3044 8782
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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