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Photo-a-day 44: Postbox (and some related questions)

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Does anyone remember when and why the Royal Mail stopped listing all collection times on postboxes? I’d imagine it’d be useful info if you wanted to give your postie a parcel that wouldn’t fit in the box.

I think that this little info notice used to be called a “Collection Plate”: I remember the homonymous connection with church amusing me as a child. Is that right, and has the name changed now that the function has (a bit)?

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