Victorian post box in Whiteshill restored just in time for Christmas

Residents in Whiteshill are delighted that their Victorian post box in The Plain was back in use in time for the Christmas post

Residents in Whiteshill are delighted that their Victorian post box in The Plain was back in use in time for the Christmas post

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

VILLAGERS in Whiteshill are delighted to have been able to post Christmas cards in their treasured Victorian post box.


The box, which sits in a wall in The Plain, was sealed off with tape in September due to a water leak but was back in use last week.


Because of its age, spare parts were no longer available and had to be salvaged from similar boxes.
 

Peter Hood, of Lower Street, said: "I am so happy to see it back in service. I have already posted a letter.
 

"Some of us were worried that it was going to be removed altogether. It is more than 100 years old and it would have been such a shame to get rid of it."
 

Royal Mail spokesman Adrian Booth said: "Royal Mail is delighted to be able to reopen this postbox, which is clearly much appreciated by the local community.
"Sometimes it can be a challenge keeping these old boxes going."

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