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Pillar Boxes

Postby Fossil » Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:22 pm

About time I started this. Pillar Boxes round the city.

First up Single Boxes: E.R, G.R, V.R and Royal Mail. etc
Double Boxes Ingram Street, George Sqoare, Glassford Street, Trongate etc.
Wall Mouted: Three in Cambuslang and one in East kilbride Imbedded into the house wall. (Ronnie will explain about these)

Also, new style there is one in the High Street and on London Road just up from the PP...
So can we, if we are out and about try and spot any unusual types and get street names and locations

and BTW how did the post office work out where and how far a part the boxes would be :?: :?

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Double Glassford Street
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G.R
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Cant make out this one
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Wall mounted
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V.R
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Top of V.R. These Piller Boxes had a oval disk pointing to the nearest Post office (think I may have a pic somewhere)
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Postby rank_bajin » Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:51 pm

A wall mounted one which is no longer with us, was in deepest Kelvindale (Linsay Drive I believe) until some pillock crashed his car into it. The Post Office decided not to replace it to the chagrin of the local residents including my dear old gran. As I remember, the protest made the somewhere-in-the-first-half pages of the Glasgwegian
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Postby kn0wledge » Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:13 pm

Hrm, there are loads of nice ones here in Bonkle and down in Wishaw. I'll snap a couple next time I'm passing.
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Postby duncan » Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:23 am

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Postby jonathan » Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:44 am

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hooray! Hill Street post box - went all peacenik when the anti-war demos were on; now boringly all red again. Come on you art students - what are we paying your loans for?
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 03, 2004 3:03 am

Camphill Ave
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All that's missing is a red phone box
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Postby Fossil » Mon May 03, 2004 6:06 pm

Square Box
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Postby monthebiffy » Mon May 03, 2004 8:03 pm

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Postby nodrog » Fri May 07, 2004 9:44 am

here's the wall-mounted Landsdowne Crescent one:

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Postby nodrog » Tue May 11, 2004 8:46 pm

...and the one at the top of Byres Road.
I seem to remember the sign on top being for Glasgow on the left and All Other Mail on the right, is that correct?

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Also noticed the box in Central station still has its 'Nearest Post Office is...' sign on top. Must snap it next time!
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Postby Fossil » Sun May 16, 2004 11:26 pm

This is the sign that was on the post boxes only a few years ago :)

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Postby kn0wledge » Sun May 16, 2004 11:55 pm

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There is one of them inside Central Station, the Gordon Street entrance.
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Postby skintobalinto » Mon May 17, 2004 9:11 pm

Is it true that there are no EIIR boxes in Scotland as the SNLA were blowing them up as she was not the second Elizabeth up here. I heard they were replaced with boxes with just a crown on it. Does anyone know if this is true or is it just an urban myth.


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Postby kn0wledge » Mon May 17, 2004 9:17 pm

I would expect that the SNLA have affected nothing, never mind getting the EIIR boxes removed.
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Postby skintobalinto » Mon May 17, 2004 9:29 pm

Maybe it was not the SNLA as it was in the fifties, but I can't remember seeing any EIIR boxes.
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