Tuesday, February 9, 2010

English Post boxes revisited

I have put up pictures of English post boxes before here and here, there is a history on them in those posts. I love the way they appear in random crossroads in the middle of the countryside and in walls of pubs and shops.
This one is from the reign of George V so from 1910 onwards and is at a crossroads in Knockballytine Co. Carlow.
If Hilde sees this the wall is crooked not the shot :-p

6 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

These are so cool ... !! Is this one really still in use?? o_O

Paz said...

Yeah they are all still in use, if you open any of the pictures there is a time that the post will be colleted at, this one is 1:15pm, there is also a lowcall number to call if the box has been damaged

Leisha Camden said...

That is just too cool. I love it. :-)

Cherie said...

These always were a mystery to me...why An Post kept them decades after becoming a Republic.Or the misnomer of Royal College of Music...Surgeons etc. Any ideas anyone? At least they painted them green. I've seen red ones though....

Paz said...

It would probably cost a fortune to change them all and half of them would be made obsolete, I think that its fun finding them in random country roads in the middle of nowhere and its amusing that they still have the crown. I mentioned it to people and they have seen them but never noticed their origins, these were people who used the boxes!
Agree on the names, the republican in me hates the "Royal" being used in the college of surgeons/music and some of the engineering chartered societies.

Anita Stone said...

It's a delightful sight to see. Long may these Victorian post boxes stay. It's part of our heritage. Incredible.