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