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  Pillar box, Broadstairs, Kent.
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  • Pillar box, Broadstairs, Kent. - Broadstairs
      Pillar box, Broadstairs, Kent.
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  • Pillar box, Broadstairs, Kent. - Broadstairs
      Pillar box, Broadstairs, Kent.
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Take a look at the photograph of a typical red British postbox. Nothing odd in that, you see them everywhere and they are as associated with Britain as Bobbies, red buses and black cabs. However, take a closer look at this one. The second photo should help. If you look at any of these postnoxes you will see a cipher on them, currently EIIR denoting Elizabeth II Regina (Queen Elizaberh II, the current monarch), which indicates who the monarch was when it was erected. This bos is unusual in that the cipher is EVIIIE indicating Edward the 8th, the King who abdicated in 1936 having only reigned for less that a year. During this period, only 161 were erected, some of which are now gone, and this is one of the survivors.

It stands at the junction of Callis Court Road and Stanley Road just beside the excellent Lanthorne pub.

If you are into postboxes (you might be), the attached website may be of interest to you.

Website: http://www.wicks.org/pulp/part2.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2011
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