J3979 : Drop box, Holywood

taken 12 years ago, near to Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Drop box, Holywood
Drop box, Holywood
A white drop box at the Bangor Road end of High Street (background in J3979 : Pillar box, Holywood).
Drop box

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.

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J3979, 343 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 March, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 2 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 399 793 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.5467N 5:50.0153W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 399 793
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Holywood  Drop Box (Royal Mail) 

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