Some exciting post box facts:  The blue post box was utilised from 1930-1938 for air mail letters, when such items were not common; and there are over 100 in London alone.   The colour blue was rightfully chosen to honour the RAF.   This particular blue box is adjacent to the site of the Windsor Post Office,(1887-1966) should you wish to see it, and commemorates the first UK air mail delivery made at this site.   Original post boxes were not red, but green.

Some exciting post box facts: The blue post box was utilised from 1930-1938 for air mail letters, when such items were not common; and there are over 100 in London alone. The colour blue was rightfully chosen to honour the RAF. This particular blue box is adjacent to the site of the Windsor Post Office,(1887-1966) should you wish to see it, and commemorates the first UK air mail delivery made at this site. Original post boxes were not red, but green.

Liverpool's 'Special' Pillar Box, Albert Dock

Liverpool's 'Special' Pillar Box, Albert Dock - This is one of the original 'special' posting boxes that was cast in 1863 by Messrs Cochrane & Co, Dudley. It was introduced to meet the heavy posting requirements in certain parts of the city.

Letterbox at the 13th century Chirk Castle, Wales, that's a cute letterbox!

Letterbox at the 13th century Chirk Castle, Wales, that's a cute letterbox!

"Peter Rabbit's Post Box"  |You can find it in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.|    |Photo by  ~yvestown~(Yvonne Eijkenduijn) September 26 2010 in Near Sawrey, England, Great Britain.|

"Peter Rabbit's Post Box" |You can find it in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.| |Photo by ~yvestown~(Yvonne Eijkenduijn) September 26 2010 in Near Sawrey, England, Great Britain.|

Royal Mail Post Boxes from two reigns : Edward VII and George V : City of London by pomphorhynchus, via Flickr

Royal Mail Post Boxes from two reigns : Edward VII and George V : City of London by pomphorhynchus, via Flickr

Post box outside Manchester's M, which survived the 1996 IRA bomb almost unscathed while everything in the surrounded area was devastated, and now wears a plaque commemorating its history.

Post box outside Manchester's M, which survived the 1996 IRA bomb almost unscathed while everything in the surrounded area was devastated, and now wears a plaque commemorating its history.


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Post Box in London - Hampstead.  ASPEN CREEK TRAVEL - karen@aspencreektravel.com

Post Box in London - Hampstead. ASPEN CREEK TRAVEL - karen@aspencreektravel.com

Week 45 - An Old English Post Box, via Flickr. @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/letscommunicate/5139389896/

Week 45 - An Old English Post Box, via Flickr. @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/letscommunicate/5139389896/

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