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Posted: Tue 14 Aug, 2007 8:17 pm
by big s
is this the oldest post box in leeds? it is no longer in use but it is still in place.it is outside the george street entrance of the lgi.

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 9:30 am
by simonm
How do you date a post box?

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 11:23 am
by FarnleyBloke
simonm wrote: How do you date a post box? Chocolate, flowers, wine? the usual way i guess

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 12:29 pm
by simonm
FarnleyBloke wrote: simonm wrote: How do you date a post box? Chocolate, flowers, wine? the usual way i guess Why spend all that expense, just get em drunk. Works for Farnleybirds I hear

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 2:43 pm
by FarnleyBloke
simonm wrote: FarnleyBloke wrote: simonm wrote: How do you date a post box? Chocolate, flowers, wine? the usual way i guess Why spend all that expense, just get em pi%%ed. Works for Farnleybirds I hear I don't even go to the expense of that, my good looks and charm normally work. (Or the shotgun i take "on the pull")In answer though the VR on the postbox is Victoria Regina, and as i'm sure you are aware means that it was put in when Vicky was on the throne. Oldest one i've seen before was a GR but i can't remember where.

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 3:02 pm
by LS1
FarnleyBloke wrote: simonm wrote: FarnleyBloke wrote: simonm wrote: How do you date a post box? Chocolate, flowers, wine? the usual way i guess Why spend all that expense, just get em pi%%ed. Works for Farnleybirds I hear I don't even go to the expense of that, my good looks and charm normally work. (Or the shotgun i take "on the pull")In answer though the VR on the postbox is Victoria Regina, and as i'm sure you are aware means that it was put in when Vicky was on the throne. Oldest one i've seen before was a GR but i can't remember where. If it wasa GR then it must have been from after Victora, could have been a George V or George VI. Think the ones that have a "GR" in that kind of lettering are George V and the fancy letters are George VI. Rare ones are Edward VII ones, there is one near Roundhay think it may be on Sutherland Avenue, as he was only on the throne for 7 or so years. Is it possible to see how many different Victoria postboxes people can find?I know of one on Shadwell Lane, I'll try to get a pic later.

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 3:14 pm
by Inquirer
There used to be rare Edward VIII post box on Stanningley Road next to the Pavilion cinema until recently. Sadly gone now.

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 3:16 pm
by LS1
Inquirer wrote: There used to be rare Edward VIII post box on Stanningley Road next to the Pavilion cinema until recently. Sadly gone now. Oh no! Wonder where that went. That would have looked good in my garden!

Posted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007 4:43 pm
by FarnleyBloke
LS1 wrote: Inquirer wrote: There used to be rare Edward VIII post box on Stanningley Road next to the Pavilion cinema until recently. Sadly gone now. Oh no! Wonder where that went. That would have looked good in my garden! :-) it's probably looking good in someone else's garden right now!!I think that some of the oldest ones are the ones built into walls like the one you pictured and not the traditional pillar boxes. There's one at the top of churwell hill i think but i can't remember what the letters are.

Posted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007 10:05 am
by simonm
There used to be one at Hill top in Armley, but sadly long gone now a days!! Never knew the age of it mind.