Red Post Boxes Through The Years

Reigning Monarchs have their emblems placed on the well known red post boxes, which many of us fail to recognise the King or Queens reign placed upon them.

Queen Victoria where it all started reigned from 1837 to 1901, followed by her son King Edward 7th who reigned from 1901 to 1910, then his son King George 5th reigned from 1910 to 1936.

George the 5th’s son King Edward 8th reigned during 1936 before abdicating when marrying divorcee Mrs Simpson. After that his Brother King George 6th reigned from 1936 to 1952 before his Daughter Queen Elizabeth 2nd reigned from 1952 to 2022 before Prince Charles became King Charles the 3rd.

This means that some of the red post boxes even in Stoke on Trent go back to around 150 years or more, and below shows what they looked like when first placed onto our streets. Also there is a new post box depicting the emblem of King Charles 3rd, which is now on the Isle of Man.

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