Edward VII Post Box – Woodhouse, Leeds

Just along the road from the Harrisons Almshouses at the junction of Raglan Road with Woodhouse Lane there is an old post box.

This rather battered post box is an Edward VII pillar box, King Edward only reigned from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 till his own death in 1910, so this postbox dates from that period. Because of the 9 years that Edward 7th was king, this old post box is I would think quite rare these days. You can see the stylized royal cipher of the intertwined EVIIR on the door beneath the Tudor crown.

Send free Leeds eCards courtesy of the Leeds Daily photo.

Times have changed since this post box was first put here, when Edward became King the smallest denomination postage stamp was 1/2 an old penny and there was no second class mail and there were also I think several deliveries per day!

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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