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    Default Post and telephone boxes.

    Can't find the original threads on these but there's a crackin' article in todays daily post about them with some colour pics. There's a letter box/phone box combined in Helsby and a double box in Southport as well as an early one in Alder Hey hospital and a 'special' one at the Albert dock.


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    Thanks. Is there a search facility?

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    Sorry, just spotted it at the top <doh>

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    THEY are among the nationís most treasured icons and a cherished feature of the British street scene.

    Now the Royal Mailís distinctive red letter boxes have emerged as the subject of one manís passion.

    Bill Owens has dedicated his retirement to taking hundreds of photographs of pillar, wall and post-mounted letter boxes in an effort to help preserve them for future generations. more....

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    Find his email then Kev and ask him to join.
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    There's an Edward VIII pillar box somewhere in Liverpool - since he was only King for a few months in 1936, these must be pretty rare. Anyone know where it is?

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    Allerton Road (Allerton Police Station would be off to the right hand side).
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    Queen Victoria black wall-box, Laurel Road (junction with Edge Lane). Not in use.
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    Not in Liverpool but an unusual postbox in Wales.


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    Very unusual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Allerton Road (Allerton Police Station would be off to the right hand side).
    There's one at the corner of Canning St / Bedford St South too. So not actually the one I was thinking of - maybe they're not so rare after all.

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    I took the odd pillar box photo over the years but don,t know where they all are at the mo. I know there is a victorian hole in the wall one on the corner of Kremlin Drive, Queens Drive end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    The country's only octagonal post box was at the corner of Mill St and Northumberland St. It was there until the 1970s and taken away as it

    was so unique. I saw a photo of it on the net somewhere.
    WOW!!! i really missed this thread. My grandparents lived on Norththumby and i remember that post box.

    Im a postie by the way. Remember the Bluebell pub in Huyton? one of the oldest postboxes is set into a wall near there. Huyton has 3 very old boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chippie View Post
    I took the odd pillar box photo over the years but don,t know where they all are at the mo. I know there is a victorian hole in the wall one on the corner of Kremlin Drive, Queens Drive end
    Chippie i live 5 mins from there. i know the one you mean. a photo will appear soon

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    Thanks Tony, you,re quicker doing it that way than me finding it in this b***** mess of a room.

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    I will go round there over the weekend, im off work then

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    Have a look at page 1 of this thread, post no.7 - there is a hole in the wall one on Lower Breck rd.

    Chippie you know that one don't you ?

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    Goodness me I do know that one. Brings back some memories does Lower Breck Rd. used to pick the caterpillars off the trees down there when I was in short kecks.

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    Some delightful souls decided Liverpool could do without this rare pillar box in Wavertree. One firework banger inside shattered it a few years ago.
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    Has anyone noticed that there are a few pillar boxes around that are missing their Royal initials. I wonder what the reason is for them being 'blank'.
    I've got a pic of the Kremlin Drive wall-box on another PC (I'll post it later). I noticed it a couple of months ago when a nearby Petrol Station? had just been demolished (Stoneycroft Crescent)

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    Now you come to mention it - yes, I've noticed lots of the pillar boxes are now blank.

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    What's worse, picturing poor Gnomie walking the streets or imagining Chippie 18 months ago in short kecks.
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    yeah, but have you noticed the latest fashion for postmen wearing shorts?

    It started just a few years back - and now they are wearing them all the time

    I saw a postie last week still wearing them even though the summer has ended.


    they'll have to give in now tho' the cold mornings are here


    Gnomie, are you a fan of this attire ?

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    Yes they look like boy scouts or village posties some of em.
    Their shorts are so short you can almost see their male bags.
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    ha,ha.


    I saw a guy the other day (not a postman) - he was wearing those knee length pants - grey ones - with black socks pulled half way up the calf and trainers !! Gawd blimey ! what did he look like !!

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    Given that there is a postal strike at the mo isn't it time to privatise the Post Office

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    my postie doesn,t wear shorts, her name is Julie and she,s great.

    I often think to myself, what a funny name for a postman!!!

    Hey Ged, just you wait till I post my photo of me in short kecks!!!

    Thanks Marky for that photo of Kremlin Drive postbox, Tony is going mad now as he wanted to post that one.

    pistols at dawn!

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    Pistols at noon d'ya mean, you never see a postie before that now

    If you're on about those short shorts again though, it could be piss-tools at dawn.
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    Our Julie comes well before noon Gedrick, (I can,t help feeding you these one liners mate) and. you,ll be sorry when you see my wee legs

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