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


Dundee, City Square

To celebrate World Book Day’s 25th anniversary, Royal Mail has unveiled four special postboxes across the UK, celebrating authors and illustrators from all four UK nations. The postboxes have their own unique design, celebrating the work of the authors and illustrators featured on each postbox. The postboxes are adorned in lines from books by authors… Read More


Valentine's Post Box

Royal Mail has unveiled a ‘Valentine’s post box’ in the aptly named village of Lover in Wiltshire.  The romantically-designed post box has been adorned with a selection of hearts and will remain decorated until the end of February for lovers to visit and send their post from. The post box in Lover is an example… Read More


Five UK post boxes have been decorated to honour British authors and illustrators who’ve been using their work to help educate and entertain children during lockdown. The boxes – one of which is a parcel postbox – are in London, Cardiff, Sheffield, Belfast and Oban, close to places of significance to either the writers or… Read More


Mothers are the latest group to be recognised and celebrate with specially decorated Royal Mail post boxes. Three of the four boxes are for letters and cards with the fourth a newish style parcel box. There is one in each of the four nations of the United Kingdom. The plum colour boxes are in Inverness,… Read More


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