Warminster a bright postbox for Easter

In England we are allowed to travel again so on Easter Monday Bill and I visited the small town of Warminster in Wiltshire. The army has a large presence nearby and much of Salisbury Plain is used as a firing range. It derives its name from the minster church of St. Denys which was built in Saxon times in a loop of the River Were.

I loved the postbox outside the GPO which had been decorated for Easter with a knitted hen and chickens. A priority postbox means that if you want to return a Coronavirus test kit they guarantee the box will be emptied on schedule. I hope the decoration will bring a bit of hope to anyone in that situation.

I am entering this image for Becky’s daily challenge for April  bright squares. We split up Bill joined our history walking group to explore the nearby Iron age hill forts. While I opted for a flatter walk through the beautiful town park with its large water fowl lake. I followed the River Were through the Small brook meadows nature reserve which is run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. I read that they have a thriving population of water voles but I did not manage to spot any.

Author: Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog

I am a retired nurse from Bristol. I am married with five grown up children, two grandchildren, a boy and a girl and two cats Heidi and Tilly. I like rambling, history and travel and I am hoping to connect with other people around the world who share my interests. I am especially keen to hear from other older bloggers.

8 thoughts on “Warminster a bright postbox for Easter”

  1. I love this postbox, what a wonderful creation. Locally people have been trying to find every postbox in our city, and they have found some old ones but none of them have had such a splendid hat at this one. It is wonderful 🙂

    And a very warm welcome to squares, we are all delighted you have found us. Do hope you might come back with another square or two before the end of the month.

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  2. Oh wow, I was just reading Becky’s post and saw yours with the word “Warminster” and had to tell you it was my late grandmother’s home town. She married an Australian soldier after WW1 and migrated as a war bride to Australia. My dad and my late Mum visited the town on one of their OS trips to share photos from “home” for my grandmother. Denyse

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    1. That is amazing. I did not see as much as I would like of it as most places were closed for Easter or lockdown but I loved the park.

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