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Old post box - and stamp machine

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JessM Mon 21-Dec-15 17:27:21

Spotted this in town today. Edward V11 died in 1910 so the post box must have been in use for over 100 years. And vintage stamp machine next to it. Remember those?
Anyone else got old post boxes or pillar boxes in their area?

rosequartz Mon 21-Dec-15 17:29:46

There are some very ancient-looking ones on posts in a nearby village, I must have a look at them.
However, they are probably not very old, just neglected smile

phoenix Mon 21-Dec-15 18:15:16

We have a Victorian one not too far away!

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 21-Dec-15 21:01:02

I remember stamp machines! Well, I had totally forgotten them. Made me shiver, suddenly remembering them. tchsmile

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 21-Dec-15 21:02:24

Made me feel a bit sad too. Daft eh? tchhmm

Lapwing Mon 21-Dec-15 21:06:14

There is an Edward lll post box at the post office in Bangor, Northern Ireland. It is one of only two in the UK.

Tegan Mon 21-Dec-15 21:11:43

Last post box in England before Scotland

Tegan Mon 21-Dec-15 21:16:34

it's next to this...

Nelliemoser Mon 21-Dec-15 22:09:10

Lapwing Do you mean Edward VIII rather that Edward III. grin

I don't think they had post boxes in the 14th century! wink

Anniebach Mon 21-Dec-15 22:14:42

We have a 1872 box in town, it's green, the original colour of post boxes

Lapwing Mon 21-Dec-15 22:19:06

Oops, amazing the difference a missing V makes. grin

JessM Tue 22-Dec-15 14:44:13

LOL. Trivial fact : Anthony Trollope invented the pillar box.

numberplease Tue 22-Dec-15 22:26:58

Tegan, is that the Chain Bridge?

rubysong Tue 22-Dec-15 23:16:37

We have a Victorian one at the top of our hill. I will 'post' a photo tomorrow.

Tegan Tue 22-Dec-15 23:57:17

Yes it is number. Near to the wonderful Honey Farm with it's museum of old farm machinery etc.