Episode 33: London's Pillar Boxes
Joanna Espin, Curator of the Postal Museum is going to be giving us a run down of three pillar boxes you can get out and see in London and take you on a whistle stop tour of London’s post box history.
Pillar boxes are a symbol of Britain, a national design icon. Something we pass by on the street everyday but they have a long and interesting history which we can journey through today….
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What we discuss?
- Why were pillar boxes introduced?
- When was the first pillar box trial? Was it in London?
- And which pillar boxes would you recommend people get out and see in London?
- When did London get its first pillar box?
- All these boxes are quite big, were there any small post boxes in Victorian London?
- And what’s the third pillar box you recommend people go to see in London?
- The Postal Museum has now re-opened to the public. You can discover more about the history of the post by visiting this fabulous central London museum.
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