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Fred Johnston writes:

Bernard Carroll rightly laments the replacement of a King George-era post-box at Lower George’s Street, Dublin, with a new one.  With respect, I can go one better.  At the junction of Galway’s High Street and Shop Street, there stood an ancient hexagonal-pillar postbox with a decorative top, dating from the early Victorian era and surely of historic interest. It was damaged a few years ago and never replaced; the pillar was sheared fairly cleanly at the base. The whereabouts of this artefact, which I am certain could be reinstalled and kept in service, is seemingly unknown.So where is it? And why hasn’t it been repaired?

Anyone?

Dispatching Old Post Boxes (Fred Johnston, Irish Times Letters)

Previously: Post-Modern Vandalism

“We Are Proud Of Our Old-Style Post Boxes”

This Is Progress

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