Since I started this project I've become more and more interested in various mail-related topics. That's why this next card is a very special piece in my collection, as it shows the oldest working pillar box in the British Isles.
The card tells a bit more about its history — "Guernsey's Number 1 box in Union Street was installed in 1853. It still stands in its original site, as designated by the novelist, Anthony Trollope, when he was Great Britain's postal surveyor for the area. The Union Street box is the only one in the island which is not painted in the Guernsey Post Office's usual Oxford blue. In honour of its status it retains its original maroon livery".
Also, this is not the first card from Guernsey, remember the recipe for Gâche Melée?
Thank you so much Kathy!
- in the English Channel
- St. Peter Port
- postcard sent
- distance travelled
- ~1615 km