This man holding a large cauliflower always makes me smile. I like to think he is returning home from his Allotment with this freshly dug prize specimen tucked under his arm for dinner. The post box where he is posting his letter is another prize specimen for this is the hexagonal 'Penfold' (named after its designer) and some post box enthusiasts will travel the country for a sight and picture of one of these ornate pillar boxes. The first one was installed in 1866 and they continued to be manufactured, with small design variations, for another thirteen years. Their continuing popularity with people meant that around 1988/1990 Royal Mail introduced a replica made of cast iron from a mold of the original Penfold and installed them in places of historic interest; so as not to confuse the original with the replicas these have a plate on the base indicating its more modern date. There is no indication on the postcard of where the box is or was but the year the photograph was taken is stated, 1949.