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Interesting and notable Post Office employees

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‘The Demon Postmaster’. This is believed to be a comic portrait of AWB Mowbray, Head Postmaster of Dover during the Second World War. Hard Times, A Comics, Post Office, World War Two, Cartoons, Stamp, Lettering, Antique, Portrait

Harder times in Hell’s Corner

Head Postmaster of Dover AWB Mowbray kept a typed account of the Blitz years in what became known as ‘Hell’s Corner’, recounted here by BPMA Curator Vyki Sparkes.

Central Telephone Exchange – telephone operators at a telegraph board Telephones were once under the control of the General Post Office. Telephone Exchange, General Post Office, The Old Days, Royal Mail, Before Us, Back In The Day, Vintage Photography, Family Life, Alter

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.

A man hanging off telegraph wires, Post Office, Victorian Era, Spy, The Past, Mail Center

A man hanging off telegraph wires, c.1890.

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… Sore Shoulder, Joe Cocker, Going Postal, Old Paper, Post Office, Sick, Mail Delivery, Note, Lettering

A sick note for Mr Poppleton's horse of the Post Office, 1898. The horse had "sore shoulders".

Fond farewell for a village postie of 34 years. Last Day At Work, Sign Off, Post Office, Flourish, Signs, Shop Signs, Mail Center, Sign

Postie Gordon Corby signs off with a flourish

A postman whose “unfailing cheerful spirit lightened dark winter days” received a surprise send-off on the last working day of his 34-year career.

Contestants in the GPO Personality Girl competition, Post Office, Competition, Personality, Nostalgia, The Past, Statue, Fictional Characters, Fantasy Characters, Sculptures

Pick of the Past: GPO staff

Were you among the contestants for GPO Personality Girl?

Today marks the Anniversary of the Parcel Post, which began on August At the time, the service was regarded as the greatest revolution in the postal system since the introduction of Uniform Penny Postage some 40 years previously. Mail Room, Us Postal Service, You've Got Mail, Decorated Envelopes, Victorian London, Going Postal, Send A Card, Photo B, Street Furniture

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…

130 years of the parcel post Newspaper Cartoons, Post Box, Post Office, Caption, Distance, Boxes, Vans, Popular, Crates

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…

Lovely copy of Ladybird book The Postman and the Postal Service One of the People at Work series of books from the (series Loads of lovely pictures and information A Ladybird Easy-Reading book Great condition Ex Libris, Easy Reading Books, Ladybird Books, Going Postal, Book People, Working People, Lost Art, Mail Art, Vintage Books

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Ghanaian postal workers sing as they work. John Collins, John Miller, Best Clips, Post Office, Interesting Stuff, Ghana, African, Student, Watch

ghana post office

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Post Office staff were amused when this set of false teeth came in to be posted! Post Office, Teeth, Tooth, Mail Center

Postal Mischief podcast

In April we invited the writer, broadcaster, artist and musician David Bramwell to the BPMA to give a talk on the history of postal mischief; this turned out to be a fascinating and highly entertai…

The Post Office Rifles, a regiment made up of postal workers, on parade during the First World War. World War One, First World, War Image, Military Personnel, Many Men, Troops, Soldiers, Post Office, Wwi

The Post Office Rifles, a regiment made up of postal workers, on parade during the First World War. (POST 56/6)