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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SZ0590 : Branksome: postbox № BH13 236, Leicester Road by Chris Downer
J0958 : Letter box and drop box, Lurgan by Albert Bridge
SZ0591 : Parkstone: postbox № BH14 68, Penn Hill Avenue by Chris Downer
TQ1792 : Stanmore: postbox № HA7 817, Kerry Court by Chris Downer
SZ1792 : Christchurch: postbox № BH23 36, Stanpit by Chris Downer
SS6696 : Rusting Royal Mail drop box, Neath Road, Swansea by Jaggery
ST1586 : Queen Elizabeth II pillarbox and Royal Mail drop box, St Martin's Road, Caerphilly by Jaggery
SZ6488 : Bembridge: postbox №s PO35 1051 and PO35 1052 by Chris Downer
SZ0690 : Westbourne: postbox № BH4 127, Rosemount Road by Chris Downer
SZ5577 : Ventnor: postbox № PO38 225, Park Avenue by Chris Downer
C9625 : Letter box and drop box, Ballymoney by Albert Bridge
ST0180 : Blue bus shelter on a Llanharry corner by Jaggery
SO4958 : Faded red Royal Mail drop box, Leominster by Jaggery
ST5088 : Queen Elizabeth II pillarbox and Royal Mail drop box, Main Road, Portskewett by Jaggery
SK5946 : Sutton Road postbox - ref. NG5 416  by Alan Murray-Rust
J3773 : Telephone box and drop box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
SZ2193 : Highcliffe: postbox № BH23 18, Mill Lane by Chris Downer
ST2990 : Livale Walk, Bettws, Newport by Jaggery
SN9902 : Royal Mail drop box, Hazel Drive, Aberdare by Jaggery
J3773 : Drop box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J4873 : Pillar box and drop box, Newtownards by Albert Bridge
J3674 : Drop box, Belfast by Albert Bridge
ST3090 : Royal Mail drop box, Chadwick Close, Malpas, Newport by Jaggery
SE4128 : Allerton Bywater: postbox № WF10 61, Highfield Drive by Chris Downer
SZ0590 : Canford Cliffs: postbox № BH14 303, Canford Cliffs Road by Chris Downer

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

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