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~Less well-known than the classic phone box but equally stylish ~ the Royal Mail post box | The House of Beccaria

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The Royal Mail’s underground ‘mini’ railway was used to take letters (and possibly workers) along the tracks to different station/sorting offices stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel. In 2002, it had become an uneconomical service, losing an estimated 1.2M a day, and quietly shut down.

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from Mail Online

Glorious photographs show 1920s and 30s Britain using Autochrome

Two girls send a letter at the red "pillar box" of the Royal Mail. Belfast, Ireland, 1920's, National Geographic.

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Chipping Campden, Cotswolds. This was such a charming little village - the lunch stop on a garden tour. Flowers grew in every little nook and crack.

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