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Zeppelin
10th Sep 2013, 14:39
BBC News - Uri Geller mystified by letterbox on Thames Sonning Bridge (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-24028902)

But I'm sure Prunners know not only why but how.

Dak Man
10th Sep 2013, 14:49
Pilllar Box ?

er340790
10th Sep 2013, 15:00
Some years back, I picked up a box just like that at a demolition yard. It had VR on it so was pre-1901.

Unfortunately the GPO wouldn't let me have a key for the lock as it would also open all other such boxes still in use(!)

By the power of Google I keyed in the locksmiths name and, yep, they are still going in S. London.

But wouldn't let me have a key either! :(

Not that this helps explain anything though....................

dubbleyew eight
10th Sep 2013, 15:04
why would one wonder at anything odd from the land of crop circles, banksy and other obviously inexplicable english happenings.:E

belfrybat
10th Sep 2013, 16:36
Shouldn't be too hard to find a suitable blank and file one up.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VINTAGE-POST-OFFICE-PILLAR-BOX-KEY-CHUBB-LONDON-LARGE-KEY-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/h3YAAOxyV85RzeXH/$(KGrHqR,!lQFHNKwRgwhBRze(G)QTw~~60_35.JPG

SpringHeeledJack
10th Sep 2013, 16:37
It was for the people plying their trade using barges etc in olden times, and might still be in use for the 'odd' leisure boater who wants to send mail whilst underway on Father Thames :8



SHJ

rsuggitt
10th Sep 2013, 17:02
Probably put there by Geller so he could be pictured pointing at it in wonder.

Cynical, moi ?

Actually, the main question IMHO is whether it's a complete box sunk into the brickwork, or just the front.

Coffin Dodger
10th Sep 2013, 18:11
Cynical, moi ?Moi aussi.

Vitesse
10th Sep 2013, 20:29
Allegedly -

It's to advertise the Mikron Theatre production of Don't Shoot the messenger at Sonning Lock.from

Is this Britain's least used letter box? (http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?366662-Is-this-Britain-s-least-used-letter-box&highlight=letterbox)

SilsoeSid
10th Sep 2013, 21:00
Those pesky river tidier uppers removing those reeds that have covered it up for the past umpteen years :rolleyes:

Before
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g11/silsoesid/28ffb7e00f4ebcc0c29d25f7423335af_zpsf03fd379.jpg

After
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g11/silsoesid/afb1bca2afa2a740c4930f364e2b6eb6_zps5d9d0dfe.jpg

vulcanised
10th Sep 2013, 21:08
It was installed by the BBC as the central plank for the planned Doctor Who series but then someone suggested a police call box might be a better idea..............

onetrack
11th Sep 2013, 03:16
The most important question, that every single poster has missed, is:

Why isn't the letterbox bending into a U-shape, as Uri Geller points at it!!?? :eek:

TWT
11th Sep 2013, 03:53
Because he doesn't have any 'magic' powers as everyone knows :ok:

coldair
11th Sep 2013, 08:55
er340790 A good locksmith will be able to cut you a key.
Have you still got the box ?

ORAC
11th Sep 2013, 09:00
Plenty of keys/locks/spares on eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_kw=ROYAL+MAIL+POST+OFFICE+PILLAR+BOX+KEY+USED+CHUB B+EBAY).