J3276 : Pillar box and drop box, Belfast
near to Cliftonville, Skegoneill, Legoneil, Greencastle and Whitehouse, Ireland
Postboxes, Belfast BT1-15
A series of photographs showing some of the postboxes within postcodes BT1-15. Link shows the postboxes in the rest of Northern Ireland.
A ‘drop box’ is an item of Royal Mail street furniture. It is a receptacle where the postman can securely store part of his morning round, at a convenient location. Sometimes, the Royal Mail van may drop off the postman with his bike and morning deliveries, saving him carrying a heavier load or frequent returns to the sorting office.
Originally drop boxes were attached to pillar boxes and, therefore, painted red to match. Nowadays, they are separate free-standing boxes – usually close to a postbox – generally painted grey, although red stand-alone boxes are also to be seen.
- Grid Square
- J3276, 9 images (more nearby)
- Albert Bridge (find more nearby)
- Image classification?
- Supplemental image
- Date Taken
- Saturday, 20 October, 2012 (more nearby)
- Saturday, 20 October, 2012
- Geographical Context
- Subject Location
Irish: J 324 769 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.3960N 5:56.9981W
- Photographer Location
- Irish: J 324 769
- View Direction
- Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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