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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2016, 18:06:01 PM »

It will be interesting to hear whether the decoration is left on the boxes until Twelfth Night or someone from the Post Office is sent out to remove 'unauthorised adornments' from the boxes. If the latter, then I hope that Santa Claus transfers all his Christmas delivery business from the Post Office to DHL!
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2016, 18:56:22 PM »

I will let you know what happens to them. My thoughts are that the person who put them up in the first place will spirit them away in the middle of the night and remain anonymous.

Nobody has yet done the same to the dog poo bins around the village.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2016, 10:23:03 AM »

I have seen that happen at a postbox down London Road in Ramsgate. A van pulled up next to it and the guy put a bag into the welded on box.
Thank you for this explanation. It was only a couple of days ago I saw one of these and wondered what purpose it serves.
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2016, 10:16:28 AM »

Edward VII
Back Lane, Cross in Hand, East Sussex.

I've been past this post box hundreds and hundreds of times and always thought it was Elizabeth II.  Then my wife pointed out that it wasn't Elizabeth II - it was Edward VII

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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2016, 13:47:30 PM »

Here is the one in Minster, outside the post office in the High Street.



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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2016, 13:51:29 PM »

Sorry I don't seem to be able to get this picture the correct way up, no matter how I edit it.

That's the problem with taking pictures with a phone and not a camera.
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2016, 16:42:37 PM »

M.M........  here you are......  Happy Christmas   Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2016, 18:55:49 PM »

Thank you  Smiley

I just saw on the local news that there are similar ones on the post boxes in Herne Bay. Anyone in that area?
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2017, 16:47:20 PM »

There's going to be an obvious explanation no doubt, and I will feel silly for asking.. what is the purpose of the attachment on this postbox?

I asked a postman what it was for and he said they sometimes leave a mailbag for a postie for another round so that he doesn't have to carry it with him while he does the first one.

He also said "I don't think they use them anymore".
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2017, 17:36:01 PM »

It would seem that the Christmas postbox fairies have now turned into the Easter bunny and decorated the post box outside Minster Post office.

Picture taken today..

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