Four post boxes, one located in each UK nation, have been made digitally active to mark Christmas 2020. Each box has a QR code linking to a special festive message from Santa. Royal Mail says it wanted to: “spread yuletide cheer” as well as remind people to send letters, cards and parcels early for Christmas.… Read More

The Letter Box Study Group has added a “Beginner’s Letter Boxes” booklet to the Welcome Pack that new Members receive when joining. It explains how to spot some key characteristics which will help them identify some of the many types of letter box they may encounter. Designed to get new Members started in the hobby,… Read More

THE BBC’S Radio Five Live dedicated an entire hour to a detailed discussion of post boxes on 28 November 2023. Hosted by Colin Murray, two LBSG members contributed to the show. Arthur Reeder and Robert Cole spoke along side Chris Taft from the Postal Museum and Colin Sinclair, an enthusiast who was on holiday in… Read More

In the weeks leading up to the Coronation of King Charles III on 6th May, many communities made their local letter boxes look as royal as possible with bespoke knitted and crocheted toppers, often featuring the King, Queen, and the crown jewels. According to Royal Mail, toppers began to appear in the Christmas season in… Read More

Royal Mail celebrated the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla with four specially decorated letter boxes across the UK. The four postboxes were unveiled in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and County Down in Northern Ireland.  The box in London is situated very close to Westminster Abbey, where the coronation took place on Saturday 6th… Read More