Leaning Postbox of Blantyre

 

23313253_1801924456503222_587393663_oJohn Ward Duffy shared this photo of the postbox at the bottom of Stonefield. I’m told it is an Edward VII box. If we can look beyond the rather ‘saucy” photo in the window of Tan Unique, you’ll notice of course that the pillar box has a remarkable lean, something that has been there since at least the 1970s.

This post box located near the former Benham’s shop and now beside Valerio Court was once outside Blantyre’s main post office in the early 20th Century.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Jo Kelly I honestly thought it leant like that from being tapped by buses turning the corner! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Blantyre Project Leaning for decades! ;-
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John Dunsmore Your probably right hit by. Traffic .๐ŸšŒ๐ŸšŒ

John Cornfield Not a mark on it the foundation must have moved

Donna Campbell What postbox ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

John Dunsmore I’ll bet lots oe. Dugs pissed on. It ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Eleanor Clark Maybe trying to get out the road of Tan Unique

Bruce Baldwin Lol was like that when I was postie the best box story was the box Stolen from Glasgow rd at springwells

Liz Allan I remember it only being outside Mickeyโ€™s

John Dunsmore Yip. Bruce, mind the. Yin Glasgow road stolen of all. Places. Springwells .lol.๐Ÿšฐ

Davy Thomson It’s been caused by people in Craig’s staggering oot and bumping into it over the years,, true story!!! Lol

Marian Maguire Ye# I believe it was always outside mickeys cafe, benhams was further up.

Blantyre Project you’re right. I thought it was outside the main Blantyre Post Office (prior to the 1930s) a little further up, but seems the postbox was situated down a bit from the former post office and outside Valerio’s rented building during that era. 1960’s maps show it still in that position. Have updated the post, thanks.

Margaret Liddle Probably the 263 bus coming round the corner off Glasgow Road had something to do with it x

Colin Dailly i thought it was because of buses also before they moved the current traffic stop line at the lights

Jim Cochrane It’s needing moved to the inside of the pavement. It’s a hazard now where it is.

Robert Crothers Good of you to get my poster in at the back ..thank you..

Wullie Stenhouse Looking good Boab

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