Saturday, 31 July 2010

Post Box #3 Central Promenade (LA4 13)

Royal Mail boxes get painted every three years. You'd think that they might have special self adhesive stickers but no, just a scrap of paper and some sticky tape.  Some boxes get painted more often if they are in exposed places like this one on the sea front in Morecambe on the north west coast of England.  This, and its companions were a shiny red.
Gleaming in the sunshine, and this one nicely place by a pub, I wonder if the painter called in.

How could he resist, because the sign says "All the best beers served with the best music by the friendliest of staff".  Now are you wondering whether it was still wet when I took this picture.  Of course before posting my cards it was irresistible to test it with my finger, no, I am pleased to report on this warm day it had completely dried.

The postcards I was posting were going home.  They were part of  Post Muse's Orphan Postcard Project.  You adopt a card of a place that is relevant to you, she sends the cards, you write on them, and send them back.  For the full explanation see her blog here.  I live by the side of Morecambe Bay and posted one on the side I live (north) but I thought it would be nice to get a local county postmark on the other two, the post box by the pub was a must as one of the cards was drawings of local pubs, in fact, a postal pub crawl.

Gemma at Greyscale Territory is the hostess of Weekend Mailbox, post anything related to mail.


Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting that the royal mailboxes are painted every three years! Great preservation of them! I love how these mailboxes seem to enhance any nearby building styles! Great shots!

And thank you again for joining in my Weekend Mailbox meme!

Sheila said...

Ours look as though they are overdue for a paint job, though admittedly they are mainly on the sea front. They look very scruffy at the moment.

PostMuse said...

I'm going to have to make sure I link this post when I write about the pub postcard orphan! Thank you :-)