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Re: Double Pillar Boxes

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When I was in Reading recently I got a "Double Double".
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
14 Feb 2020, 22:05
When I was in Reading recently I got a "Double Double".
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Excellent find James, but it does pose the question should we call that a "quadruple site"? :-D

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Not sure if this is still blue, but some locations for the cricket world cup in 2019 had pillar boxes painted blue.

Check them out
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48356512

This one in Nottingham is a double!


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I think you may be stretching the "Thread introduction post" here Neil. :-D That is a great picture of a blue double, but does it comply fully with the thread's theme I have to ask myself, with special reference to the highlighted text in that post? Of course, if it does comply, then it is a tremendous bit of foresight on your part, if not I'll leave it to your conscience to decide what to do!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
15 Feb 2020, 16:47
I think you may be stretching the "Thread introduction post" here Neil. :-D That is a great picture of a blue double, but does it comply fully with the thread's theme I have to ask myself, with special reference to the highlighted text in that post? Of course, if it does comply, then it is a tremendous bit of foresight on your part, if not I'll leave it to your conscience to decide what to do!! :-D
Alright....it was just included so that others maybe in the vicinity of Nottingham. or passing by it could seek it out and take their own original picture. As stated don't even know if its still blue....the gold ones for the Olympic 2012 winners remain as far as I am aware, but the blue ones may have been temporary for the period of the tournament only.

In deference to your rules I have demoted the interesting photo as a link to click to the page rather than displayed in all its glory on the face of the thread.

I always favour participation over strict on-topicness, and with at times the conversations and threads moving at a snail's pace anything that makes a poster think should I post this or not stems the flow.

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Re: Double Pillar Boxes

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Excellent compromise Neil, I certainly don't mean to discourage participation either. Hopefully someone will be in Nottingham soon and be able to restore the box to its full glory with you picking up some finder's points along the way!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
15 Feb 2020, 18:09
Excellent compromise Neil, I certainly don't mean to discourage participation either. Hopefully someone will be in Nottingham soon and be able to restore the box to its full glory with you picking up some finder's points along the way!! :-D
Photoshop :)
I do recall seeing a double post box. The problem is where and when.
I'm leaning towards somewhere like Goathland.
Probable nowhere near of course.

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With absolutely no contrition at all I have pinched this picture of Ashbourne's double from Neil's post in the Pennine Cycle Ride thread to place it here where it belongs: (Don't tell him :-D )
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mickthemaverick wrote:
18 May 2020, 13:46
With absolutely no contrition at all I have pinched this picture of Ashbourne's double from Neil's post in the Pennine Cycle Ride thread to place it here where it belongs: (Don't tell him :-D )

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Too late! An original virtual picture!

Are you still in Ashbourne I've been wandering around photographing mileposts"

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An original find in Hereford by Gibbo and posted in POTD so I thought it right to copy it here:
A Gibbo original in Hereford
A Gibbo original in Hereford

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I hope you paid him the royalties before he initiates litigation!

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myglaren wrote:
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I hope you paid him the royalties before he initiates litigation!
I'll settle up with him on the Stroll coffee morning!! :-D

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Re: Double Pillar Boxes

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Not a double but an interesting hexagonal box I came across this evening with a special label:
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A collection of single post boxes immortalised in stamps :)
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