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Heritage

Letters Only

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I found it beneath the shadow of the Heathrow flightpath. This wonderful example of mid 20th century officialdom.

Attached to this stump of a telegraph pole and badly painted by a careless workman who didn’t care that his post office red paint went everywhere, I love the curve of the top and the instruction - Letters only – It’s such a formal instruction on such a quaintly modest pillar box.

 

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