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Blue post box

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Blue post box

Outside the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is this postbox. It's interesting for two reasons:

  1. it's blue (they're usually red)
  2. it's from George V's reign (they're usually from Elizabeth II)

A search around tells me that it's blue either because blue was for air mail (although they also had a thing on the top to say air mail) or it was painted blue to commemorate the Post Office's association with the British aviation.

What is amusing are the number of pictures of this post box in the rain!

Mirrored from my blog.

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lost_spook
May. 27th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
How cool! I've never seen a blue post box before! (Of course, now I suspect that it is the TARDIS playing with the chameleon circuit, but she can't abandon her favourite colour.)
hhertzof
May. 27th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
Did they have air mail in George V's day? *ducks and runs*

Sorry, I know that wasn't what you meant but I couldn't resist. :)
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