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An Anonymous Box, Creffield Road, Colchester, Essex.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 51° 53.136 E 000° 53.284
31U E 354653 N 5750422
Quick Description: An Anonymous (Victorian) post box at the junction of Creffield and Oxford Roads in what used to be a high-class residential area of Colchester. CO3 17
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/20/2013 2:06:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMGMEN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
Views: 1

Long Description:
The development of Colchester's residential expansion can be traced in this area, westward along the Lexden Road, by looking at the post boxes. They become younger as one moves away from the old town centre, as seen from the royal ciphers thereon.

The anonymous box was produced from 1879, this oversight of no royal cipher or 'Post Office' wording was corrected from 1887.
Tell us about the area the post box is situated.:
On the corner of Creffield Road and Oxford Road.

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

Is this post box still in use?: Monday to Friday, 1730: Saturday 1130.

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

Any other embossed lettering, such as manufacturer?: A.HANDYSIDE & CO / DERBY & LONDON

Manufacturer Inscription: Andrew Handyside & Co Britannia Iron Works Derby & London

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