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New town gets historic pillar box

The new town of Cranbrook had its first pillar box installed this week (Tuesday 28 April 2015).

The historic occasion was made all the more special as it was also a new chapter in the life of the pillar box itself, which is one of only 137 like it in the country.

The 'Type B' King Edward VII pillar box (1901 - 1910) was previously used in Swindon and now stands proudly opposite the Younghayes Centre, next to St Martin's Primary School.

Three children from the school, penned some letters to friends and family and became the first to post letters from Cranbrook ever.


Children from St Martin's school post the first ever letters from Cranbrook 













The King Edward VII pillar box being lowered into place















Posted: 28 April 2015