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Victorian post boxes are truly a lasting legacy

YOU published a letter concerning the charm of red pillar-boxes as historical records (Write Back, September 18). Though a republican, I too enjoy the window into the past offered by a Victorian postbox in a more modern street.

I feel I should note an error when your correspondent, Luke Magee, looks forward to the days of "CR and WR".

Should succeeding kings take their first given names as their titles, we can expect Carolus Rex, but it will surely be GR for William V as Gulielmus Rex (if the tides of time have not washed away both pillar-boxes and the monarchy).


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