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Posted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007 2:31 pm
by bigpants
the original (Gilbert Scott) LGI building was opened in 1868 so regardless of the monarch it couldnt be earlier than that.

Posted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007 2:55 pm
by LS1
bigpants wrote: the original (Gilbert Scott) LGI building was opened in 1868 so regardless of the monarch it couldnt be earlier than that. Sine the postal service was introduced in 1840 there will certainly be none before then. Not sure when the fisrt postboxes as we know them arrived though.

Posted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007 7:48 pm
by drapesy
There you go - everything you wanted to know about post boxes but were afraid to ask!http://www.glencall.co.uk/1gi/history-o ... box.htmlor http://www.lbsg.org/

Posted: Sun 23 Sep, 2007 11:03 am
by rangieowner
Spotted 2 GR wall boxes on Saturday and i now think i saw a VR wall box too! will check it out this week as i only got a fleeting glimpse as i drove by! Not letting on where just yet, don't wanna be beaten to the punch!!

Posted: Sun 23 Sep, 2007 12:35 pm
by jf
Now I know where Dangermouse's assistant got their name from!

Posted: Fri 19 Oct, 2007 2:36 pm
by rangieowner
There's a George V box in Crossgates opposite the Manston (Barnbow as it is now) pub!! I'll get a pic this weekend!

Posted: Fri 19 Oct, 2007 3:02 pm
by Si
There's an octagonal (hexagonal?) VR box in Ilkley, but I suppose that doesn't count!

Posted: Fri 19 Oct, 2007 4:42 pm
by Mork of Ork
There is a GR one in the wall of a back to back house in Bramley on Warrels Road.

Posted: Fri 19 Oct, 2007 5:52 pm
by LS1
Hexagonal postboxes VR are very rare!There are a lot of GR ones as there were the successive George V and George VI kings, over a long period of time. The rare ones are the Edward VII ones as he only ruled as king for about 9 years.

Posted: Fri 26 Oct, 2007 9:36 am
by rangieowner
[quotenick="LS1"]Hexagonal postboxes VR are very rare!There are a lot of GR ones as there were the successive George V and George VI kings, over a long period of time....But the style of the lettering is different...apparently