Residents of Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire say they are mystified by the appearance of a red letterbox (postal mailbox) that has appeared on a buttress on the downstream side of a bridge which crosses the River Thames. Uri Geller (the famous spoon-bending psychic), who has lived in the village for over 33 years, said he had “never seen anything like it”.
Royal Mail spokesperson Val Bodden was also puzzled by the mailbox’s sudden appearance on the bridge’s pillar. The letterbox is located approximately midway on the bridge and only accessible by persons in a motorboat.
“The recent appearance of a postbox frontage on the side of the river bridge at Sonning is a mystery to us. It is certainly not an operational posting facility and we have no knowledge of how it arrived at this location.”