Articles About Mailbox Tunnel


The Mailbox, with its bold red façade, alludes proudly to its Royal Mail heritage. In actual fact, beneath the surface, most of the original fabric of the 1970s letter and parcel sorting office still exists.

Up until the late 1960s the Royal Mail parcel and letter sorting offices were based in two buildings on Victoria Square, connected by a bridge spanning Hill Street, where they had been housed for almost 80 years. In 1970, a new, purpose-built, sorting office was constructed on the site of a former railway goods yard, adjacent to canal wharfs of the Birmingham and Worcester canal.

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