Yet Another Post Box

A few years ago I wrote my first post about post boxes – the ones you post letters in, not the mailboxes that belong to a house – and how many different ones there are. I am still searching for a Queen Victoria one, but think I have located a couple near me so I shall be heading off with my camera to track them down.

This one caught my eye due to the fact that someone had yarn-bombed it in support of the invasion of Ukraine which sadly is still happening.

Elizabeth II

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.

25 thoughts on “Yet Another Post Box”

  1. Hi Jude hope you are keeping well! i just popped on here for the first time in a while and saw this post. I will get back to blogging this week all being well. Running around a bit recently as our elder daughter has had Covid and been in isolation (no one else seems to have got it yay!). Off out now as it is the Australian Mothers Day today and our younger daughter Mlle is putting on an afternoon tea. I have some lovely photos taken at Kings Park this week that I need to share – the flowers and trees were so beautiful. Have a good rest of the weekend 🙂

    1. Hope you had a lovely day! My youngest Aussie grandson was born on Mother’s day, he turned 6 today! Celebrations all round.

  2. Lovely yarn bombing, and with a message too. I have many post box pictures – I first got interested when I was researching where suffragettes might have put acid or ink into them. A lot of likely candidates, both Victorian and Edwardian, around Glasgow. There are also three Edward VIII boxes near me which are supposed to be quite rare (but presumably not that rare if I can find 3)!

    1. There is a rare Edward VIII post box in my daughter’s village too! Apparently there are over 100 which is still not many in the scheme of things, but some had their doors replaced.

  3. I saw an Edward VII in either Bowness or Windermere when we were visiting in 2013. Sadly I didn’t get a picture of it. Even the short time we were in England on that visit I was fascinated by the post boxes and would love to have found a Victoria! I didn’t know there even were Edward VIII boxes, although I do have a commemorative cup of his “coronation” that never happened.

  4. What a fun find and I’m happy to read there are so many. I have no idea how many are in the US but not only are they mostly boring, there aren’t many of them in our area at all. I just drop things off at the boxes outside the post office which is fortunately on the way to my dad’s house. 🙂

    1. Nothing like a red post box at the end of the road 😊 I hope they continue to be used unlike the poor phone boxes which are now fairly redundant (some have been turned into book exchanges or used for housing defibrillators (AEDs))

      1. I like the idea of using them as a book exchange. We never had interesting phone boxes here to start with and of course there just aren’t any anymore. All of our mailboxes look just the same wherever they might be found these days. Some of them are also fixed so that you can’t open them far enough to get anything very big in there. I guess people were putting boxes and things in that they shouldn’t have or that needed more postage.

  5. I loved coming across yarn bombing on our travels though Les was getting tired of stopping every few feet. Fun idea regarding the post box idea.

    1. Yarn bombing does seem to be popular in the UK though I have not come across any in Cornwall so far

      1. We found it mostly in and around North Yorkshire. Portugal was another place, mainly in Porto I think?

  6. Glad to see nobody stole the ‘hat’. That would last about 20 seconds in London, before someone stole it or removed it.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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