Why There Won’t Be 2016 Gold Post Boxes

As your resident post box geeks… Why there won’t be Gold Post Boxes in the UK for the Olympic 2016 gold medal winners… Quite simply because it’s not London 2012!! Statement from The Royal Mail: “London 2012 was a unique occasion for the UK. We hosted the Games and our athletes performed extraordinarily well. Because…

Road Trip September 2015

Once again our holiday in the UK has been designed around our love of Post Boxes! I know some of you think we’re mad but over the last four years we’ve seen much more of the country we live in than we would have done without the Post Box hobby!  This trip was in a…

How Do You Pick Your Holiday Destination?

When speaking with friends a lot decide their next holiday location based on the sunniest and hottest place they can get to. An adult only hotel on an island in the Indian Ocean, a boozefest in a location such as Benidorm. Clubbing in Ibiza seems to entice many people or long haul in search of…

Cartmel Village Store

The home of the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding is in the centre of this village on the edge of the Lake District close to Grange Over Sands. A wonderful little shop that has a cafe and has a George V (GR) wall box for post on the front. A huge choice of foodie delights…

Birthday Post

You’re on holiday near Glasgow and it’s your birthday, what would you want to do for the day? Today it was Mr C’s birthday and we’ve been in search of the nineteen Edward 8th (EVIII) post boxes around the city. We were amazed at how agriculture borders every corner of the city and how many…

Post Box Trip 2014

How do you decide where to go on holiday in the UK? There are so many wonderful places to visit but we’re all quick to jump on a plane and fly 100’s if not 1,000’s of miles away. Three years ago we started on a journey that has taken in many lovely places and views…

Penfold Pillar Boxes in Cheltenham

There are still eight original Queen Victoria Penfold pillar boxes in use today in Cheltenham. There is a ninth original Cheltenham Penfold pillar box that is no longer in use which we were unable to see. This is locked away in the vaults of The Wilson, The Art Gallery and Museum of Cheltenham and although…

Post Box Weekend October 2013

We were down in Windsor and Surrey for some r&r, to find a couple of post boxes we missed on our last visit, a 3 Star Michelin lunch and a tour of Windsor Castle… Our first box was an 1856 Vertical Fluted VR pillar box in Eton. SL4 23 In Windsor there are two green…