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What Britons miss most? Village POs, Sundays...

world Updated: Nov 24, 2008 13:37 IST

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Guess what Britons miss most? Well, the list includes village post offices, red phone boxes and Sundays despite access to all modern amenities, according to a new study.

Researchers have based their findings on a survey that found that post offices in villages, red phone boxes, Sundays as an offday or restday, and supersonic jet Concorde are what most people are nostalgic for.

Almost six in ten (58 per cent) of the respondents named village post offices as the institution they have loved and lost, followed by Sunday as a national day of rest and red telephone boxes (both with 41 per cent).

Supersonic aircraft Concorde was the fourth most missed British icon with 35 per cent of votes, followed by the traditional milkman and the fastest-disappearing milk float in the West (26 per cent of votes).

Others in the top ten include the TV chart show Top of the Pops, old English tearooms and the one pound bank note. There was also a longing for more lollipop ladies on school crossings and even the old technology of vinyl records.

The poll of 2,000 adults also revealed the traditional images which, it is felt, would make lose its identity if they go forever, leading newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.