Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A fresh coat of paint

All heritage letterboxes in the City of Port Phillip have been revitalised under the terms of a new agreement between Australia Post and CoPP to share responsibility for maintaining the closed boxes.
All letter boxes have been refurbished, cleaned and repainted: missing crowns have been replaced on top, graffiti, old labels and dirt cleaned off, the pillars given a fresh coat of red paint and decorative details highlighted in gold. They will be maintained in this condition under the terms of the agreement.
How many of the 9 boxes in Port Phillip would you say are in Port Melbourne?


David Thompson said...

My guess is 2. Bridge St & Bay St.

I'd like to know where the other 7 are and how many still take letters.

Janet Bolitho said...

Those are the two I know. I don't think any of them take letters. I am all for starting a revival in handwritten letters with stamps on.

David Thompson said...

Start in Bridge St Janet ... it still takes letters and cards but nothing bigger than that. I use it as often as I can to keep it alive.