The oldest post box in England - at Holwell - has been given a new lease of life.
Royal Mail gave the Victorian pillar-box at Barnes Cross a make-over to restore it to first class condition.
The pillar-box has an unusual octagonal shape and has a vertical aperture.
It was commissioned by Anthony Trollope, Surveyor of the Western Division of the Post Office, in 1853.
West Dorset District Councillor Chris Loder asked Royal Mail to refurbish the pillar-box last year.
He said: “The Barnes Cross post box is an icon of the village with huge historical significance.”
He said he was pleased Royal Mail responded so promptly to his request.