Wednesday, 16 October 2013

King George's postbox

A few old 'wall-boxes' (as they are properly called) can still be seen in Staffordshire.  The scrolled GR type on it means that this was made in the reign of King George VI, who died in 1952.
Amazingly, one can still find postboxes dating back to Victoria's reign, though I am still looking for any in Staffordshire.

I found this example in Mossgate.


  1. We used to have a VR one hanging on a telephone pole outside our village till someone nicked it.

  2. There's a Victorian postbox still at the end of Blake Street in Burslem.