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Charles Dickens lobbied for a postbox at his house

A wall-box, installed at Dickens house at Gad's Hill Place in Higham, Kent was one of the earliest to be introduced in Britain. In 1859, Dickens personally lobbied his friend and writer Edmund Yates, who worked in the Postmaster General's office, stating: "I think that no one seeing the place can well doubt that my house at Gad's Hill is the place for the letter-box.” In 2014, Royal Mail re-commissioned the box.