Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Edward VIII postbox at Heaton Mersey
An Edward VIII postbox (SK4 304D) stands at the corner of Fylde Road and Mauldeth Road in Heaton Mersey.
The insignia/cypher dates it to the 326 day reign of King Edward VIII who became king on the death of his father on January 20th 1936 and abdicated on December 11th 1936.
Only about 160 postboxes bearing the cypher of Edward VIII were made. Estimates as to how many have survived vary between 80 and 130. One theory claims that some Edward VIII postbox doors were replaced by George VI doors.
A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.