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: Pictures of ciphers with relevant dates add to the online display. (Link:

Birmingham Heritage e-Flyer
Birmingham Heritage e-Flyer

Visitors – mostly virtual of course, because of Covid – are being asked to post photos of local or favourite boxes using the #BHeritageWeek. Sightings will be used to create an on-line map showing post boxes in Birmingham. Brief descriptions, including cipher details are being added. (

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