Post Box Policy For Northern Ireland

Authorities in Northern Ireland have formally adopted a Joint Policy Statement covering the required treatment of post boxes in the region. The document is similar to the one published for England with substantial contributions from the Letter Box Study Group. The Northern Irish version has a bright and fresh layout which does much to highlight… Read More


Royal Mail has given four post boxes new livery to mark Black History Month. The boxes will honour black Britons past and present in October 2020. The post boxes are located in London, close to the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton; Glasgow, close to the University; and near the City Halls in Cardiff. The Belfast… Read More


Birmingham Heritage Week Postbox Challenge

POST BOXES are taking a leading role in the Birmingham local history event being held this month. Called the Birmingham Heritage Week, it actually runs from 10 to 20 September 2020. The Letter Box Study Group assisted the organisers with its ‘Postbox Challenge’. A few pertinent facts are on the website (link: https://birminghamheritageweek.co.uk/postbox-facts/). Pictures of… Read More


Priority Postbox Labels

THE LETTER BOX STUDY GROUP assisted Royal Mail designating boxes suitable for sending Covid-19 testing kits through the post. Boxes had to conform to certain parameters including, most obviously, the size of the aperture. Alerting the public to the Priority Postboxes, Royal Mail said: “We are a key partner for government’s coronavirus testing programme. We… Read More


NHS Post boxes

ROYAL MAIL DECORATED five postboxes in support of the NHS and as a thank you healthcare workers across the United Kingdom. The boxes are painted in ‘NHS blue’ and say ‘Thank You NHS’. They are located close to hospitals in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Wales and Belfast. The postboxes were chosen to ensure the representation of… Read More


Pillar Box For Captain Tom

CAPTAIN (now Colonel Sir Thomas Moore) Tom’s 100th birthday was celebrated with a specially decorated postbox. The box honours him and great achievement raising money for the NHS. The postbox is painted ‘NHS blue’ with a golden balloon plate and birthday greetings. The postbox is located on Bedford Road, MK43 0LA in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire,… Read More


Cricket World Cup 2019

Royal Mail to celebrate England Cricket’s historic World Cup win. Men’s and Women’s teams now hold both ICC Cricket World Cup Winners titles simultaneously. https://www.royalmailgroup.com/en/press-centre/press-releases/royal-mail/royal-mail-to-celebrate-england-crickets-historic-world-cup-win-mens-and-womens-teams-now-hold-both-icc-cricket-world-cup-winners-titles-simultaneously/… Read More


The leading authority on British letter boxes welcomes Royal Mail’s new  commitment to maintain and increase the number of postal collection points. The Letter Box Study Group (LBSG) today gave qualified approval of Royal Mail’s decision to change its operating procedures in a way that should assure the future of hundreds – perhaps thousands –… Read More