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Not in the UK, but along a unpaved road in Belgium.
I don't think the UK post office will pick up letters here






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Ludlow post boxes were introduced because until 1910 sub-postmasters were responsible for the provision of secure posting facilities in their post offices. As the traditional cast iron boxes were heavy and expensive, James Ludlow & Son introduced a range of much cheaper boxes which they could supply at a competitive price. They were also to be seen in large country houses, public buildings and hotels.

At their peak, it is estimated that there were some 5,0007,000 Ludlow boxes in use in the UK. As the network of post offices has contracted, many of these have been withdrawn from service and removed until today there are around 450 left. This example is at the closed post office in Castle Caereinion, mid Wales.

 



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This old post box is of a design that was the UK standard from 1866 to 1879. Designed by J W Penfold and still known as Penfold boxes.

Sorry about the distraction in the background.

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A doubly decorated box in Bedford, painted gold to mark local boy Etienne Stott's gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games and now topped with a crotcheted crown for the platinum jubilee.
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At first glance one of the huge number of wall boxes installed during the first 70 years of the current monarch's reign, but a closer look shows the Roman numerals below the ER read VII, not II. This indicates Edward VII who reigned 1901-1910.

UK Post Office wall box.

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Before post box design was standardised (see Penfold box, there a variety of designs used. This one, from 1856/7, in the form of a Doric column was cast by Smith & Hawkes in Birmingham. It is one of a pair installed at the mediaeval east and west gates into the walled town. One of the elements standardised by Penfold was the horizontal opening for the letters - in this instance it is a much smaller vertical opening.

Westgate, Warwick



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Phil, here's an intersting tale of someone who visited all twelve of this design.

I photographed Birkenhead's in 2011 and spoke to a local woman posting a letter, she had no idea it was a rare old box, simply somewhere to post a letter.


Notee the old style collection plate and "letter box" around the aperture.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2022 at 21:54
Thanks Alan, the blog made me realise I had incorrectly labelled my shot - it is at the Westgate not Eastgate in Warwick(corrected).

Photographing the whole set is something I would do - but Birkenhead is a long way and not somewhere I am likely to be close to very often. The rest are in places I am in or near relatively often. However, I am noticing post boxes a lot more these days.

Here is another - a 'lamp box' cast by Carron Company in Falkirk, Stirlingshire. It is the Scottish pattern (Scots crown, no royal cipher), but is installed in an English village, albeit one where a Scots king died.

Lamp box, Branxton.


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Phil, Birkenhead/Liverpool/Crosby (for the Gormley statues) would be good for a Dyxum DM.
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