Tuesday, 6 August 2013

George VI Postbox in Lower Bredbury

A few weeks ago I showed you a Victorian post box on Little Undercliff. That one was a "wall box".

Last week I showed you an Elizabethan post box at Carlton Crescent. That one was a small "lamp post box".

This one in Lower Bredbury is more common "cylinder pillar box" and carries the cypher of George VI. The design has been around since 1879 so examples can be found with the cyphers all the monarchs from Victoria to Elizabeth II. The small lamp boxes have been around since 1897.

In recent times (post 1980) the words POST OFFICE on boxes has been replaced by ROYAL MAIL. An interesting web site for more information about British post boxes is Paul's Unofficial Letterbox Pages.

For Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.


  1. Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. It is so uniquely British!

  3. You have quite a selection of letter boxes over your way. Ours are downright boring in comparison!

  4. The vintage look is enhanced with the weathered paint and splashes of rust. I love it. I think I'll have a cup of tea. I'm feeling a bit British now.