Mail and mem­o­ries

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

HAV­ING read An­drew Martin’s ar­ti­cle on let­ter­boxes (De­cem­ber 7), I am prompted to share this ex­am­ple of a green wall box, still in use in ru­ral Ire­land—the postal ser­vice re­mains such an im­por­tant and valued means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the coun­try­side. The boxes them­selves also give us an in­sight into times past, as many are sited at cross­roads, of­ten be­side a shop-cum-pub, that lo­cal hub. Margaret Tal­lon, Co Meath

READ­ING your ar­ti­cle ‘Wait a minute, Mr Post­man’, I was re­minded of how, when a great-aunt of mine built an iso­lated house for her­self some miles from the near­est vil­lage, she com­plained to the Post Of­fice. Even­tu­ally, she was given her own lamp box, which was placed on the grass verge across the road. The house has since passed out of the fam­ily, but both it and the lamp box are still stand­ing and in use. Ge­orge Frost, Northamp­ton­shire

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