TL1898 : VR postbox on Thorpe Road, Peterborough

taken 9 months ago, near to Longthorpe, Peterborough, Great Britain

VR postbox on Thorpe Road, Peterborough
VR postbox on Thorpe Road, Peterborough
This VR pillar box (no. PE3 50D) is located next to the Sessions House, the city's former court house which now functions as a restaurant.
Victorian Postboxes
In the British Isles the first pillar post boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852. Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts. In 1853 the first pillar box in Britain was installed at Botchergate, Carlisle. In 1856 Richard Redgrave of the Department of Science and Art designed an ornate pillar box for use in London and other large cities. In 1859 the design was improved, and this became the first National Standard pillar box. Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes. Between 1866 and 1879 the hexagonal Penfold post box became the standard design for pillar boxes and it was during this period that red was first adopted as the standard colour. The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874, although it would be nearly 10 years before all the boxes had been repainted.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Communications 
Postbox (from Tags)
Pillar Box  VR 
Primary Subject of Photo
Postbox 
Place (from Tags)
Peterborough 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1840 9862 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3514N 0:15.2617W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1841 9862
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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