Poulton-le-Fylde Historical & Civic Society

JULY  2022

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The King Edward VIII letterbox which stood on Lower Green has been re-sited to First Avenue


Poulton Historical Society had been interested in the conservation of the Edward VIII letter box on Lower Green for some time and kept an eye on it.   About 4 years ago we contacted the Letter Box Society and they have been extremely helpful. At the time, following their advice, we contacted Royal Mail and were assured by RM that it was safe.

However we were obviously concerned at its sudden removal in 2018.   We were aware that it stood on private land and apparently it was the wish of the land owner that it should be removed.

We contacted the LBS again and on our behalf they contacted Royal Mail. The pillar box was safely in the storage of Royal Mail. The LBS emailed us to say that   
“Royal Mail will use the box as they see a need.  It may be that they will choose another location in the vicinity if there is somewhere to put the box and the demand is there”


We are delighted to see this important and rare item has remained in Poulton and is now in use again at the corner of First Avenue and Lower Green.