Post boxes :: Shared Description

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)
by Adrian S Pye
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24 images use this description:

TF0820 : No, not me by Bob Harvey
TM2092 : GR postbox set into the wall near Loddon Mill by Adrian S Pye
TF0924 : Posting box by Bob Harvey
TM2987 : Postbox at Dentonwash Bridge by Adrian S Pye
SJ8546 : Victorian postbox in Newcastle-under-Lyme by Jonathan Hutchins
TF1018 : Pillar box by Bob Harvey
TG1800 : George V postbox in a brick pillar by Adrian S Pye
TM4249 : GR postbox and ER K6 telephone box by Adrian S Pye
TM2784 : Postbox near 'The Bell' at Wortwell by Adrian S Pye
TM3390 : Victorian postbox on Norwich Road, Ditchingham by Adrian S Pye
TF0820 : Post box by Bob Harvey
TF1808 : Relocated posting box by Bob Harvey
SY9287 : Victorian posting box by Bob Harvey
TM3390 : Victorian postbox on Norwich Road, Ditchingham by Adrian S Pye
SO8439 : Letterbox at Tunnel Hill by Philip Halling
TM3958 : Postbox, village sign and The Crown Inn at Snape by Adrian S Pye
TF1130 : A coat of paint is required by Bob Harvey
TM4149 : GR postbox near Richmond Cottages by Adrian S Pye
SJ7991 : Pillar box by Bob Harvey
TM2788 : GR letterbox in a brick pillar by Adrian S Pye
TF3743 : GRV postbox at Freiston sub-post office by Adrian S Pye
TM3859 : Postbox at the crossroads in Gromford by Adrian S Pye
TM2890 : GR letterbox by Adrian S Pye
TM2789 : VR postbox in a brick pillar by Adrian S Pye


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Created: Tue, 24 Feb 2015, Updated: Tue, 24 Feb 2015

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