Tuesday, March 14, 2017

If this is Tuesday, it must be England #57

Continuing on with Britain's icons, today's post brings you the letter box, pillar box, or post box.  The boxes have been green, red, blue, and gold (see note below).  There have also been a myriad of designs but the one that is most recognizable came into being in 1879.  Read all about the fascinating history of the pillar box here.  I have a lovely print of this scene below which sadly, since our move, I have not been able to locate.  It's somewhere, in a box, waiting to be found.  In the meantime, I borrowed this slightly blurry version from Temple Island, a purveyor of British gifts.
It was interesting to read that a gold letter box was placed in the home town of each of Great Britain’s London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal winners.  You can see a map of all of them here.

Belated birthday greetings to the Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex who turned 53 on March 10 and is shown here with his family in 2014.

Photo courtesy of Unofficial Royalty

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