Drop box :: Shared Description

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.
by Chris Downer
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J3175 : Pillar box and drop box, Woodvale, Belfast by Albert Bridge
D1103 : Pillar box and drop box, Ballymena by Albert Bridge
ST8027 : Gillingham: postbox № SP8 101, Bay Road by Chris Downer
J3975 : Drop box, Glenmachan, Belfast by Albert Bridge
HY4510 : Kirkwall: postbox № KW15 126, The Meadows by Chris Downer
SY9895 : Corfe Mullen: Hill View Post Office and postbox № BH21 26 by Chris Downer
J3774 : Drop box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
SO6304 : Queen Elizabeth II postbox and Royal Mail drop box, Court Road, Lydney by Jaggery
J3972 : Drop box, Gilnahirk, Belfast (January 2018) by Albert Bridge
ST8125 : Gillingham: postbox № SP8 71, Shaftesbury Road by Chris Downer
SO1201 : Deri Community noticeboard and a grey Royal Mail drop box, Deri by Jaggery
J4982 : Drop box, Bangor by Albert Bridge
J3471 : Drop box, Ormeau Road, Belfast (March 2017) by Albert Bridge
SZ0390 : Whitecliff: postbox № BH14 206, Elms Avenue by Chris Downer
SZ0491 : Parkstone: postbox № BH14 130, St. Osmund’s Road by Chris Downer
SZ0294 : Canford Heath: postbox № BH17 285, Sherborn Crescent by Chris Downer
J4274 : Drop box, Ballybeen, Dundonald (September 2016) by Albert Bridge
NO1123 : Perth: postbox № PH2 4, South Street by Chris Downer
ST3090 : Queen Elizabeth II postbox and a drop box on a Malpas corner, Newport by Jaggery
J1486 : Pillar box and drop box, Antrim by Albert Bridge
SZ0291 : Parkstone: corner of Danecourt Road and Fernside Avenue by Chris Downer
J3471 : Pillar box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
SS9991 : Royal Mail drop box, Penygraig Road, Penygraig by Jaggery
J3471 : Drop box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
ST1600 : Royal Mail drop box, Streamers Meadows, Honiton by Jaggery

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Created: Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Updated: Wed, 31 Mar 2010

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