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Delivering the Mail

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Methods that have been used to deliver Britain's mail.

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History of the postal service and the royal mail, -- Film 9127 Lost Art, Royal Mail, Vintage Images, 1960s, Stamps, History, Film, Random, Youtube

History of the postal service and the royal mail, 1960's -- Film 9127

History of the postal service.

John Palmer’s First Mail Coach, oil on canvas by Ben Maile, contemporary British artist born in 1922 and living in Ireland. This work was commissioned by The Post Office to illustrate the book,. Coach Travel, Horse Drawn, British History, Tractor, Oil On Canvas, Pony, The Past, Tally Ho, Old Things

Depiction of the original mail coach that travelled from Bristol to Bath to London in 1784.

A mail coach being drawn by horses along a road in heavy near Century. Coach Travel, Postage Stamps, Great Britain, 19th Century, Taunton Somerset, Beast, Pony, Moose Art, The Past

A mail coach being drawn by horses along a road in heavy #rain, near #Taunton, #Somerset, 19th Century.

Clifford and Rosemary Ellis and General Post Office Posters 'Ocean Cable, Damaged cable hooked 1850 fathoms proceeding to repair' General Post Office, Knight In Shining Armor, Art Uk, Horse Art, Public Art, Royal Mail, Your Paintings, All Art, Museum

What the privatisation of Royal Mail means to us

Our Director Adrian Steel gives a historical perspective on today’s announcement that Royal Mail will soon be privatised.

Frament of shrapnel found embedded in a Letter Packet received in the Reading mail despatched from Dover, 11 September The bag had been perforated by shell fire. 11. September, Ww2, Shells, Fire, Lettering, Reading, Blog, Conch Shells, Seashells

Shells over the White Cliffs

While the full force of the Blitz was focused on London, British ports, industrial towns and cities and other key strategic places throughout the country were also in the firing line throughout 194…

Map of Dover showing bombed spots. Dover Castle, The Blitz, World War Two, Textures Patterns, Archaeology, Ww2, Maps, Shells, Geek

Shells over the White Cliffs

While the full force of the Blitz was focused on London, British ports, industrial towns and cities and other key strategic places throughout the country were also in the firing line throughout 194…

A postman delivers mail to cottages in North Street in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, Greatest Rock Bands, The World's Greatest, Isle Of Wight, House Numbers, About Uk, Cottages, Britain, Past, How To Find Out

House numbering in the UK

A postman delivers mail to cottages in North Street in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, 1937.

One of the most popular items in our collection is this sick note issued for a horse in "Mr T C Poppleton's horse of The Post Office is suffering from sore shoulders and unable to perform his official duties" the note reads. Horse Wagon, Horse Drawn Wagon, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Old Wagons, Types Of Horses, Horse Carriage, Horse Farms, British History

Mr Poppleton’s Horse

One of the most popular items in our collection is this sick note issued for a horse in 1898. “Mr T C Poppleton’s horse of The Post Office is suffering from sore shoulders and unable to…

'Lioness Attacking the Exeter Mail, At Winterston Hut near Salisbury, on the Night of Sunday the of October, - colour engraved print by A Sauerweid, 1817 Engraving Printing, Regency Era, Salisbury, Exeter, Scene, Horses, Artist, Pictures, Painting

Stop me if you’ve heard this one

'Lioness Attacking the Exeter Mail, At Winterston Hut near Salisbury, on the Night of Sunday the 20th of October, 1816' - colour engraved print by A Sauerweid, 1817 (2009-0024)

On Saturday August we will be holding an open day at our Museum Store in Debden, just 20 minutes from the hub of Stratford, London. Old Post Office, Us Postal Service, Steam Railway, Museum Store, Post Box, Steam Engine, Royal Mail, Coaches, Offices

Venture to our Museum Store on 24th August to find out more about Mail Rail…

On Saturday 24th August we will be holding an open day at our Museum Store in Debden, just 20 minutes from the hub of Stratford, London.

A parcel delivery to Pilkington Glass at St. Helens, Merseyside, one of Parcelforce’s major contract customers. Image used in The Post Office Reports and Accounts, Pilkington Glass, Parcel Service, Parcel Delivery, Excess Baggage, Packing Services, Post Office, How To Remove, Mail Center

130 years of the parcel post

Today marks the 130th Anniversary of the Parcel Post, which began on 1st August 1883. At the time, the service was regarded as the greatest revolution in the postal system since the introduction of…

Postman delivering mail at Greenock, Scotland, 1938 (by British Postal Museum & Archive) Great Photos, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Hand Cart, Canadian Pacific Railway, Glasgow Scotland, Scotland Travel, Street Furniture, Back In Time

130 years of the parcel post

Today marks the 130th Anniversary of the Parcel Post, which began on 1st August 1883. At the time, the service was regarded as the greatest revolution in the postal system since the introduction of…

Sub Postmaster, Blanefield. A man stands beside a parked car on a road with its boot open. He is receiving parcels from a postman who is wearing waterproofs. Royal Mail, Pretty Pictures, Britain, The Past, Car, Cute Pics, Automobile, Cute Pictures, Autos

Sub Postmaster, Blanefield

A man stands beside a parked car on a road with its boot open. He is receiving parcels from a postman who is wearing waterproofs. Date: 1938 Finding Number: POST 118/845

73050 Demonstrates Mail exchange on the Nene Valley Railway with their TPO Set. You also get to ride on the TPO as well, great fun ! Post Bus, Heritage Railway, Mail Delivery, British Rail, Street Furniture, Post Office, Royal Mail, Great Britain, Phones

Nene Valley Railway Travelling Post Office Demo. Mail Rail day 13th July 2013

73050 Demonstrates Mail exchange on the Nene Valley Railway with their TPO Set. You also get to ride on the TPO as well, great fun !

Deep under the streets of the capital, a disused railway tunnel stretches for six miles. After being shut for a decade, there are now plans to reopen the London Post Office Railway - known to many as Mail Rail - as a tourist ride. Hidden London, New Museum, London Street, London City, London Underground, Old London, Post Office, Abandoned Places, London England

Waiting in the dark

1930s car in the siding Depicts two of the coupled 1930s units in a siding at Paddington Station. A difficult image to capture, largely due to the oppressive darkness in the tunnel, the actual exposure took some six minutes to execute with the train and the tunnel being evenly bathed in torchlight. Fungal and crystalline growths form on the sides of the mail containers that were once handled by hundreds of hands. Image ©Bradley Photography, Northumberland. Part of a selection of images on…