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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby mrsam » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:55 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
suthy snail wrote:There were pillarboxes vandalised in a few locations at the time with the EIIR on them but interestingly and much less known is that when the first box with the Scottish crown was erected in Bellfield Road,Stirling on 18/9/54 it was vandalised by someone painting EIIR with white paint.
Obviously not a nationalist!!


I remember reading somewhere that they don't put EIIR on the postboxes in Scotland because she is actually QE1 of Scotland and QE2 of England. Not sure if that's why.


Yep quite right Fat Cat.
Whilst England was under Brenda I(1558 - 1603), scotland was under Mary Queen of Scots. (cousins or sisters or summit)
Mary Queen of Scots's sun was King James VI(1567 - 1625) who became James I of England uniting both crowns under 1 person in 1603, thus anyone previous to this point in the scottish system was ignored in favour of the English, then British, lineage So Brenda II of England is Brenda I under the Scottish system.

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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby onyirtodd » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:03 pm

The late Thurso Berwick's take on the subject. Thurso Berwick was Morris Blythman, father of Joanna Blythman (Sunday Herald etc)


Scottish Breakaway (Coronation Coronach)

(Trad / Thurso Berwick)

Chorus:
Nae Liz the Twa, nae Lilibet the One
Nae Liz will ever dae
We'll mak' oor land Republican
In a Scottish breakaway

Noo Scotland hasnae got a King
And she hasnae got a Queen
How can ye hae the Second Liz
When the First yin's never been

Her man he's cried the Duke o' Edinburgh
He's wan o' the kiltie Greeks
Och dinnae blaw ma kilt awa'
For it's Lizzie wears the breeks

He's a handsome man and he looks like Don Juan
He's beloved by the weaker sex
But it disnae really matter at a'
'Cause it's Lizzie that signs the cheques

Noo her sister Meg's got a bonny pair o' legs
But she didnae want a German or a Greek
Poor aul' Peter was her choice but he didnae suit the boys
So they sellt him up the creek

But Meg was fly an' she beat them by an' by
Wi' Tony hyphenated Armstrong
Behind the pomp and play the question o' the day
Wis, Who did Suzie Wong

Sae here's tae the lion, the bonnie rampant lion,
An' a lang streitch tae his paw
Gie a Hampdon roar an' it's oot the door
Ta-ta tae Chairlie's maw

(as sung by Alex Campbell)

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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby myfriendstan » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:29 pm

Here's one from Carntyne Sq.

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And the base.

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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:18 pm

There's a manufacturers name on the post box set into the internal wall adjacent to the counters at Charing Cross Post Office. They're happy for it to be photographed if onnybody is nearby with a decent camera.
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby mrsam » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:07 pm

Ra Yin in the Transport Museum
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Not very exciting but Scotlands oldest!

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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:58 pm

At the risk of straying geographically off-topic, here's a strange one, outside the City Chambers in Edinburgh. Point being it has no royal crest or crown at all:
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Odd, no? (Blocked up too, to avoid rude letters about trams and things no doubt.)
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby MungoDundas » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:24 pm

Not quite sure why a Berlin based outfit wants to drive needless bill
sticking in Dennistoun. Maybe Grandpa's Heinkel wasn't effective
enough, so now they're trying to wear us down with quasi-eco pish?

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Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:46 pm

AMcD wrote:Off-topic a bit as it isn't Glasgow..

But here's a rare one from this afternoon's walk about Killie.

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Kay Park Terrace, Kilmarnock.

Apparently this EviiiR insignia was rarely used on post boxes


Another one from Glasgow spotted thanks to a book I have just read ( which had a picture showing the exact location )


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Edward VIII was in power for less than a year , making these pretty rare ( assuming they didn't use up a bulk order made after the coronation ::): )

The VIII bit might offend nationalists and pedants.

Where is the location?
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:07 am

Vinegar Tom wrote:Edward VIII was in power for less than a year , making these pretty rare ( assuming they didn't use up a bulk order made after the coronation ::): )

The VIII bit might offend nationalists and pedants.

Should really be Edward II and VIII :wink:

Here's a (now) very isolated and lonely box off London Road, looking a bit sorry for itself:
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Mori » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:35 pm

Couple o doublers, was there not a few more in the city centre ? did a wee scan on GSV but seem to have located only these 2 that i rememberd. and when would these doublers have been put in place ?

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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Fossil » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:56 pm

There's a doubler on George St near High St
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Mori » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:11 am

Doubler @ Govan X
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:43 pm

Victorian post box from near Dunkeld

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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Huggy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:38 am

There's a "doubler" near the Beresford in Sauchiehall Street (I still have the scar on the napper, aquired when emptying this box) and another just west of Charing X. The bane of my life were the square modern boxes (one in Kennedy Street), you opened the door, pulled a lever and the mail was tipped on the deck!
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Re: Pillar Boxes

Postby Huggy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:38 am

There's a "doubler" near the Beresford in Sauchiehall Street (I still have the scar on the napper, aquired when emptying this box) and another just west of Charing X. The bane of my life were the square modern boxes (one in Kennedy Street), you opened the door, pulled a lever and the mail was tipped on the deck!
There was an Edward VIII box just off Abercrombie Street, is it still there I wonder?
Wendy Woods (an Englishwoman) was one of those involved in blowing up the boxes. A lot now just have the Scottish crown, as also seen on the Postie's uniform and the mailvans. You get a wee lecture about this at the Royal Mail induction when you also sign the Official Secrets Act. On the driving course you were also told you could resist the police and don't hand over the van, but accede to follow a police car to the Polis Office in event of an incident.
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