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Wall Box, Yapton, West Sussex
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 50° 49.001 W 000° 36.609
30U E 668344 N 5632161
Quick Description: A wall box in the village of Yapton
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:52:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMF6VF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 1

Long Description:
This box is next to the village store in Yapton, West Sussex. A lady who saw me photographing it told me, when I explained that it was interesting because it is Victorian, that there had been an article about it in the local press or newsletter recently.
Tell us about the area the post box is situated.:
Yapton is a village in West Sussex. According to Wikipedia: "There is a well-known joke in Sussex: "Were you born in Yapton?" This question is asked when someone has forgotten to close a door. It is believed to refer to the eighteenth-century practice of leaving doors open or unlocked so that smugglers could hide their goods in the nearest house when they were being chased by excise men." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yapton


Condition of the box: Good/Average/Poor: Good

Is this post box still in use?: Yes. Mon-Fri 4pm; Sat 9:15am

Is VR embossed on the post box or is it an "anonymous" box?: VR

Any other embossed lettering, such as manufacturer?: None

Manufacturer Inscription: No Manufacturer. Anonymous

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