Rare Victorian post box in Shrewsbury photographed by Tony Sargeant

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This hexagonal Pillar box was photographed by Anthony J Sargeant in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. Designed by the architect Penfold they are relatively rare and date from circa 1880. Note Queen Victoria’s cipher on the door (intertwined VR). Apart from its shape it also noteworthy because it has a hinged flap covering the posting aperture unlike later post boxes.In the background there is the iconic telephone box designed by Gilbert Scott and beyond that Shrewsbury Abbey Church.

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Note also the handsome Royal Coat of Arms beneath the posting aperture. This pillar box was made by Cochrane Grove and Co.

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