post boxes

post office shortage

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turns out this is a topical story as post office closures are upon us in greatest of all britains (see here).  a number of closures were announced today.

anyway, i took this photo last week as it was a teeny postbox.  like much smaller than usual.  small enough for a toddler to pop a letter in (which is what they love doing, so is ideal).  it’s also good for the stooping elderly.

when i saw it over a grass verge i thought “wouldn’t it be great to have a person next to it for scale” and suddenly this jogger ran by.  a quick grab of the camera from its holster, shoot, fire, and there you have it.

royal mail

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this is confusing. it’s a royal mail bin. dressed up to look like a post box. standing next to a postbox.
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perhaps it’s a trainee post box ?

how i helped a postman

i spotted this postcard in the street so i naturally picked it up. i was surprised to see it hadn’t been posted yet, although i don’t think it had – there was no post mark and it was addressed to somewhere in cheshire.
so i carried it to the nearest postbox and posted it. it was address to a ‘grandma and grandpa’ and listed the sights that the grandson has seen that day in london. hopefully it will now be back on its way to the waiting grandparents.
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postbox with a face

you’ll need to click this photo to see the big version which clears shows that this postbox has eyes above it’s mouth letter slot.
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hat

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barcolonical postbox

thanks to Rik for sending me this rather sad postbox from barcelona.
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