A year or two back, I noticed an old post box in Taff's Well, just down the road so, I took a photo of it. After that, I couldn't help but notice them and now, I look for them. One day they'll be gone.
"The roadside post box was introduced in Britain following the 1840 postal reform which provided for universal affordable postage. New adhesive stamps made pre-payment of postage easy. However, letters usually had to be taken to the nearest letter receiving office which could be miles away. This, together with the growth in demand for postal services linked to industrialisation and urbanisation, led to the need for many more convenient places where stamped letters could be deposited."
A shame to see this old Edwardian post box in such a state in Llandudno, N Wales.
This Victorian box was spotted in Richmond in N Yorkshire.
George 6th, spotted in Penrith in Cumbria
There's a beautiful Victorian pillar box on the streets of Chester. Spotted it on your wanders?
Spotted George outside a convenience store in Bainsford, Falkirk
Spotted this Georgian box on a wander to the pub for dinner
This beautifully maintained Victorian pillar box, sits in Monmouth, an old town, well worth a visit.
We had a weekend in Bristol and walked miles. There seem to be a lot of old post boxes still around and Bristol is well worth the visit.
Spotted a few old boxes in Bristol
It's worth noting, a lot of these old cast iron boxes are still in use today.
Travelling around the country, we often stop off to stretch the legs, have a P etc :)
Jedburgh is a lovely old border town in S Scotland and the road between Edinburgh and Newcastle is a beauty to drive on.
Another stop off, on the drive from S Wales to N Scotland, Keith
As you can see here, most of these are phone pics :)
Our northern destination on this trip was Ardersier and there, across the road .....
Spotting post boxes was never something I thought I'd be bothered about but, I guess in my latter years, I have different interests and, one day, they'll possibly disappear altogether.
Maybe its because, now having photography as a hobby, I look more, see more?
You may be surprised to see how much one of these could cost as a decorative item.