Mon. May 23rd, 2022

At least four mailboxes in Chorlton have been taped up – and it’s not clear why.

Three mailboxes on Wilbraham Road, as well as one on Beech Road, have been closed with black and yellow tape.

A post shared with the Facebook group, Chorlton M21, highlighted the issue.

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There is speculation, it is due to a lost key.

One person said they had ‘overheard’ the parcel office staff saying a key was misplaced.

Others do not believe in that theory – theorizing that there must be more than one key.

Wallpaper mailbox on Wilbraham Road, Chorlton
Wallpaper mailbox on Wilbraham Road, Chorlton

That Manchester Evening News has contacted Royal Mail but had no response.

Three of the four mailboxes run along the main shopping area on Wilbraham Road.

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One outside the post office, one on the Four Banks and one opposite the Spread Eagle have been taped off.

Mailbox, left for two weeks on Bøgvejen
The book road box

The box on Beech Road has been taped closed for about two weeks.

There are still many unaffected mailboxes in the Chorlton area, including those on Manchester Road and around Sandy Lane.

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Royal Mail has been contacted for comment.

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