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A brief description on how you were bitten by the letterbox bug

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#1 Post by Parkhill Plodders » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:39 pm

I first started in 1986, went out with a friend and his parents who had been out before letter boxing . I was 11 then. Now 37 Igo up there with my 2 children. But over the years we have introduced many people to letterboxing.

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#2 Post by Woodford Wanderers » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:54 pm

My first box was Burrator Dam Cat No 1108 which I found on the 4th May 1985, the clue I got from a friend, when working in the area I had a look for this box and found it.
The following weekend, you guessed it, I was on Dartmoor with my friend looking for more stamps, 2012 now retired, still letterboxing and loving it. Thanks Eddy Algar (EWE & ME)

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#3 Post by Parkhill Plodders » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:59 pm

Strange how addictive it can be, my kids love it when they find a box. They have to take it in turns to find them. I have to distract one while pointing to a box to the other one.

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#4 Post by Ogwell Oddbods » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:59 pm

Hmmmm, yeah, Thanks Russ! Look what you started - I must of been about 14 when I first went looking for letterboxes with you :D

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#5 Post by Parkhill Plodders » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:01 pm

Really. Do you still have the stamps from back then or not?

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#6 Post by Ogwell Oddbods » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:09 pm

I doubt it but you never know what's lurking in those boxes from my childhood that are in the attic :)

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