Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Post boxes are a living history

I DON'T much care who owns the Royal Mail, or whether the sorting offices and deliveries are handled by one entity, or many. I very much care however about our historic post boxes.

As I wander around, I note VR, GR and ER boxes as part of a wider appreciation of the heritage of our urban landscapes.

Red post boxes, with their royal cyphers, are a living tapestry of our history. So, whatever we do with Royal Mail, can we ensure that the post boxes survive?

And that the tradition continues, so that in 100 years people will be walking past CR and WR boxes as well?

LUKE MAGEE

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