Following on from my recent blog about the EVIII post box in Cookridge, Leeds that I found on Friday 2 March 2012, I can now confirm that between us me and Mr C have now confirmed the location of four EVIII post boxes. We can also confirm that other locations now don’t have the rare EVIII post boxes there any more.
In the Dalesman Magazine dated September 2008 there was an article, Pillarboxes By Royal Appointment. http://www.dalesman.co.uk/letters_september2008.htm
We’ve used the information on this list and can confirm that the following post boxes are now ERII (Queen Elizabeth):
Bradford – Laisterdyke Post Office, Leeds Road
Guiseley – Moorway/Bradford Road
Leeds – Swinnow Post Office, Pudsey
We can confirm that the post box at Cookridge Village Post Office is still a King Edward VIII post box although this is now a corner shop and no longer a post office.
We have also located a King Edward VIII post box in Harehills, Leeds, LS9 on Coldcoates Avenue near the junction with Foundry Approach.
On his way to Bury yesterday, Mr C found two more King Edward VIII post boxes. One on Butterstile Lane Prestwich, Greater Manchester and the other on the corner of Ringley Road and Ten Acre Drive in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.
There is a hope of Mr C finding another one in Sheffield this week and we’re tempted to go to Scarborough and Bridlington very soon to check out the locations there that were in the Dalesman Magazine.
Whilst out and about today we also saw a double King George V on the corner of Park Row, Leeds, LS1 and two King George VI post boxes in the Harehills area of Leeds.