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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?


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

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