Some exciting post box facts: The blue post box was utilised from 1930-1938 for air mail letters, when such items were not common; and there are over 100 in London alone. The colour blue was rightfully chosen to honour the RAF. This particular blue box is adjacent to the site of the Windsor Post Office,(1887-1966) should you wish to see it, and commemorates the first UK air mail delivery made at this site. Original post boxes were not red, but green.
The oldest post box still in service in England is at, Barnes Cross, Bishop's Caundle, Dorset, England. 1853
Tree eating a post box! - Fitzjames Avenue, off North End Road, London W14, UK
When the Irish claimed independence from England, they just painted all their boxes green to cover the red British ones.
"A flock of sheep stand their ground on the Isle of Mull, the Inner Hebrides's second largest island. After a few days negotiating the narrow roads that crisscross the Scottish Highlands, you come to expect wildlife and livestock around every corner. Think of it as your own personal speed limit." Simply love this photo and the whole article for that matter! From: Scottish Highlands Travel Guide: Why You Need to Go Now in 18 Photos
London in the winter.
Nicknamed the Vermillion Giant, the K4 was a combined telephone and post box with stamp vending machine. The design was introduced in 1927 but they proved unpopular with customers. Only 50 were ever produced and most were withdrawn in 1935. However, around 10 survive in the UK including this one in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear.