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Coronation postbox plastered with Welsh independence stickers

04 May 2023 2 minute read
The specially designed postbox has been redecorated with various Welsh independence stickers

A specially decorated coronation postbox has been plastered with various Welsh independence stickers less than 24 hours after it was unveiled outside the Owain Glyndŵr pub in Cardiff.

Members of the public criticised the decision to place the postbox decorated with a Union Jack flag and the coronation’s official emblem nearby a pub named after a Welsh hero who led a fifteen year revolt to end English rule in Wales.

During his fight for Welsh independence, Owain Glyndŵr seized a number of walled towns and castles built by the English and was the last man, born and raised in Wales, to have the title of Prince of Wales.

Before the postbox was covered in stickers – Tom Wren/Royal Mail

Plastered

Yesterday afternoon, a CPD Cefn Hengoed Gweriniaeth Cymru (Republic of Wales) sticker appeared on the Royal Mail postbox.

During the night, Yes Cymru, Wrexham Lager and Welsh Football Fans for Independence stickers have all been placed on the box to cover King Charles’ coronation emblem.

The box was one of four made by Royal Mail to commemorate the King’s coronation on Saturday with three other special boxes placed in Westminster, Edinburgh and Northern Ireland.

Following the unveiling of the postbox in Cardiff, Twitter users voiced their outrage over the box’s location nearby the historical pub.

Outrage

One Twitter user said: “Right outside Owain Glyndŵr. There we are then.”

Another said: “I’ll try not to let my dog cock his leg up on it.”

Multiple commentators also predicted the postbox will be vandalised before King Charles’ coronation on Saturday.

One Twitter user said: “Royal Mail has unveiled a blank canvas for pro-independence graffiti in Cardiff.”

Another said: “There’s a Coral’s close by. Decent odds on that postbox being trashed before Saturday I’d reckon.”

“Graffiti”

Welsh Conservative Councillor for Radyr and Morgantown, Calum Davies responded to the news of the new look postbox by alerting Royal Mail and Cardiff Council via Twitter to the “graffiti”.


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Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
11 months ago

What a stupid place to decorate a postbox!

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
11 months ago

Hahaha da iawn

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
11 months ago

Cardiff. Fair play….consistently the biggest Indy-supporting area in Wales. Remarkable. Good work bras!

Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones
11 months ago

What did they expect to happen to that provocative Post box yes cymru people could not have had better idea themselves to wind up Welsh people who love they’re country

Y Llydawr
Y Llydawr
11 months ago

Hmm, it may end up in the Severn, like Edward Colston statue which took a bath in Bristol.

Tomi Benn
Tomi Benn
11 months ago
Reply to  Y Llydawr

The Taf, Elai, or Rhymni are a bit closer.
Apparently, a few boys up in Leith are sharpening their steelcutters for the one in Caeredin…

Frank
Frank
11 months ago

You believe polls?!!!!!! I believe what I hear when I am out and about and it is nowhere near the result of this fake poll. Probably the poll was organised by royalist liars.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
11 months ago

Unless it has actually been damaged, the bet on whether it would be before Saturday has not yet been won as all that has happened so far is that it has undergone improvements and had more tasteful wording added to it.

R W
R W
11 months ago

Looks a lot better with all the stickers on it!! 👍

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
11 months ago

If they expected it to survive unscathed, it was put there more in hope than expectation. The site may deliberately have been chosen in order to claim bragging rights over the location and give the finger to a pub named after Glyndwr. It was either Naive and presumptuous to to install it in the Welsh capital near this particular pub, or else it was a deliberate snub. Result: it got its behind stickered.

Marc
Marc
11 months ago

Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

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