J3972 : Drop box, Gilnahirk, Belfast (January 2018)

taken 6 months ago, near to Knock, Gilnahirk and Castlereagh, Northern Ireland

Drop box, Gilnahirk, Belfast (January 2018)
Drop box, Gilnahirk, Belfast (January 2018)
Royal Mail drop box on the Lower Braniel Road.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 January, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Communications 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 396 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9000N 5:50.4874W
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Irish: geotagged! J 396 725
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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