Dundas Street

Pillar Box   -   November 2010

Dundas Street, Pillar Box and Cars  -  November 2010

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                            Photograph taken:  November 27, 2010

 

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    Dundas Street, Pillar Box and Cars  -  November 2010

 

Dundas Street

Pillar Box

I took this photo in Dundas Street, just as the light was fading at 4.15pm on Saturday November 27, 2010.

Cars

It was the colours of the cars and the pillar box that appealed to me.  I don't know what models these cars are (except for the red Mini in the middle) but I don't think they will be difficult to identify.  I'm better at recognising models from the 1950s and 1960s than recent models!

Royal Cyphers

This pillar box was installed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.  Like other pillar boxes installed in Scotland in her reign, it has the 'Scottish Crown' but does not have the 'EIIR' Royal Cypher.

Similar pillar boxes in England have the 'EIIR' Royal Cypher surmounted by the 'St Edwards Crown'.

The Post Office decided, at an early stage in the reign of the current queen, not to add the 'EIIR' Royal Cypher to boxes in Scotland following protests from Scottish Nationalists that the current queen is the first Queen Elizabeth to have reigned in Scotland *

Queen Elizabeth 1 reigned in England from 1558 to 1603

    The Act of Union between England and Scotland did not come into effect until 1707

 

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