Outside the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is this postbox. It's interesting for two reasons:
- it's blue (they're usually red)
- 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.