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Before the tidy up and lick of paint...
Red letter day for England's oldest post box as it once again becomes the pillar of the community...
England's oldest postbox in Holwell, Dorset.
The oldest post box in England has had its red letter day after being spruced up with a new lick of paint and returned to its former glory.
The iconic box was built in 1855 and is an unusual 'Butt' type design, which means it is an octagonal shape instead of cylindrical.
It also has a vertical slot for letters to be dropped in instead of the horizontal ones we see today.
The bright red box has stood on a roadside in Holwell near Sherborne, Dorset, for almost 160 years and was suffering from flaking paint and rust.