King George V 1910-1936 by hjaynefoster

Found in cities, towns and villages throughout the British Isles, standing erect on street corners, attached to telegraph poles or built into the exterior walls of country Post Offices, as is the one in this photo, they are all red. Traditionally made of cast iron originating in the reign of Queen Victoria, the post boxes have the insignia of the present Monarch at the time of installation. This ones shows a GR – George Rex (King George V 1910-1936). Photo was taken of the post office in Millford, Staffordshire, England.

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834 views & 14 favourites ~ 26 February 2013


  • Portia Greenwood
    Portia Greenwoodabout 5 years ago

    love it- i like the red, white and black and the teeny bit of pink!

  • Thank you so much. Appreciated you taking the time to comment.

    – hjaynefoster

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 5 years ago


  • As always, thank you.

    – hjaynefoster

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonabout 5 years ago

    Wow, great punch of colour! Fantastic image Jayne. Cheers, S.

  • Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.

    – hjaynefoster

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    They have swallowed many postcards over the years – all of which seem to have gotten to their destinations. This is a terrific composition – very well caught in all its glory.

  • Thank you so much for your encouraging words. They are much appreciated…

    – hjaynefoster

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 5 years ago

    The post box and flowers seem to compliment each other. Like this one Jayne.Shirley

  • Thank you so much Shirley.

    – hjaynefoster

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosabout 5 years ago
  • Thank you Richard.

    – hjaynefoster

  • vigor
    vigorabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful comp. Simple and effective.

  • Thank you for taking the time to comment. It was much appreciated.

    – hjaynefoster

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallacealmost 5 years ago

    What an interesting bit of history about British post boxes. I did not know that. This one has been here for quite a while. A beautiful capture with the flowers and perfect window panes.

  • Thank you Marjorie. Lovely to hear from you.

    – hjaynefoster

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful and lovely with the flowers on the windowsill too.

  • Thank you kindly,

    – hjaynefoster

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...almost 5 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks for the lovely compliment Colin.

    – hjaynefoster

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