Advent – Day 9

Merry Christmas image – from the collection of Julie Goucher, 2021

I may have shared the picture below previously, but it is a favourite of mine and comes from the place where my maternal Grandfather was born in 1908, Wanborough in Surrey. This post box bares V R meaning that the post box was created and inserted into this building structure during the reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901.

Copyright – Julie Goucher, 27 June 2014

This is the post box that my Grandfather would have seen and even used, as would have my Great Grandmother and Great Grandmother, both of whom lived in Wanborough. In case you are wondering why this post during the Advent period, well it is due to a hamlet which is within the wider parish of neighbouring Normandy called Christmas Pie.


About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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