Oval Victorian Postbox with Two Apertures

Oval Victorian Post Box with Two Apertures

Handyside & Co, Derby

cast iron

c. 1899

High Holborn, London

This has a little plaque over each aperture, now painted over in red. These would once have read "Town" and "Country." Such post boxes first appeared in London in 1899. This one stands right opposite Alfred Waterhouse's Prudential Assurance building.

Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee

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