SU7240 : Back to the eighties? Alton Images (57)

taken 1 month ago, near to Alton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Back to the eighties? Alton Images (57)
Back to the eighties? Alton Images (57)
Postbox in Edward Road
Post boxes :: TG1800

Post boxes come in many forms from free standing pillar boxes to those built into walls. The monarch's cypher is always present to give an indication of age.
In the British Isles the first red 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 the United Kingdom 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.(excerpt from Wikipedia)

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Tuesday, 2 November, 2021   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 13 November, 2021
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7212 4017 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.3749N 0:58.2081W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7210 4015
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