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Humour in Norwich

A local one in Cornwall

George V (1910-1936)
Victoria at Queen's View, Scotland
Victoria at Queen’s View, Scotland
Ardeonaig along the south bank of Loch Tay
Ardeonaig along the south bank of Loch Tay

A George VI in Shrewsbury

and another gold painted post box (a Penfold) this time in Lincoln in honour of Sophie Wells MBE a British para-equestrian who won three medals at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, and also a gold at Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics.

A new box in Ludlow
A new box in Ludlow

There are over 800 different types of post boxes in the UK alone. Perhaps you have an unusual one to share? If you do then please post it and link to this one in the comments or via a pingback. I’d love to see it.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

29 thoughts on “You’ve got mail…”

    1. Post boxes were painted gold in all the towns where gold medal winners came from after the London 2012 Olympics. I wonder whether they are maintained, though this looked in good nick.

  1. Love the post boxes 🙂 There are two gold ones here in my home town in honour of Olympic cyclist Jason Kenny who lives here. If I get a chance I’ll snap them for you.

  2. You said you’d post them one day and now you’ve done it. They’re fab Jude and I bet you have more up your sleeve. I always keep my eyes open now and only recently noticed that the one 50 yards from home is Victorian. Sadly it needs painting, it’s faded to pink, I suppose they only bother with maintaining the town centre ones.

  3. Oh I love these! Especially the queen posting a letter. And gold!!!!! I have posted one very cool one many moons ago… I will see if I can find it….

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