The first roadside post boxes appeared in 1852 in the Channel Islands and ever since that time a wide variety of differing boxes have been placed across the streets of mainland UK to facilitate the posting of letters and cards to family, friends and others.
Each of the boxes made of cast iron and painted red for distinctiveness, bear a Royal Cipher that consists of two letters to signify the monarch under whose reign they were manufactured.
Set in the North West of the Peak District, Lyme Hall, a Palladian mansion is surrounded by 1300 acres of deer park.
His great grandfather was Sir Frederick Hamilton, Baron Paisley and Governor of Ulster, a position which necessitated a change of residence from Scotland to Ireland for the family and resulted in Henry's birth a century later. He was commissioned into the 15th Regiment of Foot in the British Army.In February 1779, he was one of the many of the King's 8th Regiment captured by the Americans at Vincennes in the famous expedition led by George Rogers Clark and was sent in chains to Williamsburg, Virginia.His eventual parole, release to the British for a huge ransom, exchange in 1781 and repatriation to London were difficult and complex because of the American complaints.This particular box, manufactured in c1992, was a fairly new addition to the Parish in the mid 1990s and replaced an earlier lamp box, which was way too small to cope with the growing demand.Before that there was a Georgian wall box at the PO.