King Edward VIII postbox…………..
Found this in Glasgow’s West End, there are still a few to be found in Scotland. This one apparently is a listed building, it has Category B listed status. This one resides at the corner of Cecil Street and Great George Street, other Glasgow Edward VIII’s reside in nearby Hyndland Road, Shields Road (G41), Cathcart Road (G42), Nithsdale Rd/Pollockshaws road (G41), Clarkson Rd (G44), Afton Street (G41) and Cartside Street (G42) and there could be others. Glasgow has its fair share, these have still to be verified as still in use.
During the short reign of Edward VIII, approximately 161 of this type of box were erected throughout Britain.
Edward VIII box
Found a local connection, Suttie of Greenock produced an ornate box circa 1856-1857. It was ‘stove’ shaped and had a crown on top. Only used in the UK in Scotland, none in present use. They were used in the British Empire, Pakistan and India.
Edward 7th Children
(I did find mention of a Thomas Suttie and Co, Blacksmith, Grate Maker and Bell Hangers at 18 Cathcart Street, Greenock in a Post Office Greenock Directory 1857-1858, I assume the box maker)
Poems for middle school and high school students can be tricky to nail. You want to inspire creativity, not yawns. Edward VII pillar box on the corner of the Florence & Quinsborough roads in Bray. Jersey 2002 Post Boxes. 150th Anniversary of the Installation of the First Letter Boxes in Britain. 29p - Edward VII Wall Box, Colomberie. Some of you guys know Michael walker and believe it or not thats me. I go to bears paw school.
Found this image of a Suttie (the one on the right)
Attributed to Mike Peel under Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales license.
Edward 7th Of England
Elizabeth II - St Peters Port -Guernsey - Chanel Islands.
037a - Elizabeth II - Penrhiwllan Village.
001 - Victoria - (modified aperature) Norfolk -Sheringham station.
002 - Victoria - (Penfold design 1872) Pembrokeshire -Tenby, Postbox.
003 - Victoria - Bristol -West Mall - Clifton Village.
004 - Victoria - Outside Museum of Welsh Life - St Fagans.
005 - Victoria - Somerset - Williton - Townsend.
006 - Victoria - Southern Ireland - Wexford.
007 - Edward 7th - Hereford - Main Street.
008 - Edward 7th - Monmouthshire - Grosmont.
009 - Edward 7th - Bristol - St Augustine's Parade 2.
010 - Edward 7th - Skegness - Vine Road.
011 - George 5th - Avoncroft Museum - Telephone and Stamps.
012 - George 5th - Cumbria - Horton.
013 - George 5th - Darlington - Elton Road.
014 - George 5th - Darlington - John Fowler Way.
015 - George 5th - Llanybydder - Post Office.
015a- George 5th - Near Llandysul - on Junction of Capel Dewi road and B4476.
016 - George 5th - Sussex - Arundel - New Cut.
017 - George 5th - Wrexham - Chirk Castle.
018 - Edward 8th - Skenfrith Old Post Office - painted black and out of use.
019 - Edward 8th - Somerset -Triscombe.
020 - Edward 8th -Somerest - Near Crowcombe Heathfield Station.
021 - George 6th - Cheshire - Astbury - Dodds Lane.
022 - George 6th - Cumbria - Cockermouth - St Helens Street.
023 - George 6th - Cumbria - Penrith - Middlegate.
024 - George 6th - Herefordshire - Hay on Wye - Castle Street.
025 - George 6th - Llandyfriog - Main Road.
026 - George 6th - Somerset - Bishops Lydeard Station.
027 - George 6th - Somerset - Dunster - Post Office.
028 - Elizabeth II - Herefordshire- Wormbridge.
029 - Elizabeth II - Bedfordshire - Leighton Buzzard - PO in Pulford Road.
030 - Elizabeth II - Bedfordshire - Leighton Buzzard - PO in Pulford Road.
031 - Elizabeth II - Carmarthen - Bronwydd Road.
032 - Elizabeth II - Carmarthen - Francis Terrace.
033 - Elizabeth II - Cumbria - Penrith Post Office.
034 - Elizabeth II - Cumbria -Patterdale PO.
035 - Elizabeth II - Lincoln - High Street .
036 - Elizabeth II - Skenfrith Village - Monmouthshire.
037 - Elizabeth II -Devon - Bollham Village.
038 - Non Standard - Herefordshire -Hay on Wye - Post Office.
039 - Non Standard - Sussex - Arundel - Post Office.