Postal Photos

Collection by The Postal Museum

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Photos from the Royal Mail Archive.

The Postal Museum
size: Photographic Print: Floating Post Office at Liverpool Docks, 1934 : Liverpool Docks, New Brighton, Royal Mail, Post Office, Great Britain, That Way, Paris Skyline, United Kingdom, British

Floating Post Office at Liverpool Docks, 1934. Part of a set of four postcards based on images from our archive illustrating the theme of delivering the mail by sea. £2.50 for four postcards.

Uploading Icelandic mails from a mail boat at Leith docks, Part of a set of four postcards based on images from our archive illustrating the theme of delivering the mail by sea. for four postcards. Going Postal, Royal Mail, Postcards, Archive, Industrial, Boat, Illustration, Photos, Image

Uploading Icelandic mails from a mail boat at Leith docks, 1934. Part of a set of four postcards based on images from our archive illustrating the theme of delivering the mail by sea. £2.50 for four postcards.

A postman walks along the Tarr Steps, a clapper bridge across the river Barle, Somerset. Tarr Farm can be glimpsed through the trees in the background. Image taken: Royal Mail, Somerset, Devon, Walks, United Kingdom, Bridge, Trees, River, Photos

A postman walks along the Tarr Steps, a clapper bridge across the river Barle, Somerset. Tarr Farm can be glimpsed through the trees in the background. Image taken: 1938.

Postman on horseback near Withypool, Somerset, Dartmoor, Royal Mail, Somerset, Postage Stamps, Trivia, Vintage Photos, 19th Century, Britain, The Past

GPO Britain in pictures

The BPMA is the custodian of a photographic collection which includes about 100,000 individual photographs; the earliest is from the late 19th century and the latest ones date from the 1990s.

Main Strain in Cley, Norfolk, Royal Mail, Norfolk, Maine, Photos, Pictures

Main Strain in Cley, Norfolk, 1937.

Postman with pony and trap in Northern Ireland, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Irish Culture, Post Office, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Historical Photos, London England

GPO Britain in pictures

The BPMA is the custodian of a photographic collection which includes about 100,000 individual photographs; the earliest is from the late 19th century and the latest ones date from the 1990s.

Mobile telegraph machine, used at the front during World War I. Process Control, Lest We Forget, Throwback Thursday, World War I, Wwi, Hampshire, First World, Vintage Photos, History

Remembering the First World War in Hampshire

From today until Friday 27th September 2013 our exhibition Last Post: Remembering the First World War will be on display at the Museum of Army Flying, Hampshire.

Noel Edmonds promoting television licensing via a helicopter. Noel Edmonds, Photography Exhibition, Post Office, Bbc, Photos, Pictures, Collection, Grimm, Mail Center

The Post Office in Pictures and the BPMA Photography Collection

BPMA’s Digital Content Development Manager Martin Devereux gave a talk in June as part of our photography exhibition The Post Office in Pictures. This talk is now available to download for free as …

A photo from the Royal Mail Archive - a postman stands beside a cannon at Edinburgh Castle, Best Of British, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mail, Northern Ireland, Cannon, Great Britain, That Way, United Kingdom, Archive

A photo from the Royal Mail Archive - a postman stands beside a cannon at Edinburgh Castle, 1934.

Postman on mountain road near Derwent Water. Postman in foreground, and a panorama of Derwent water and surrounding hills in the background. Royal Mail, Post Office, Vintage Photos, Archive, Mountain, River, Photographs, Outdoor, Outdoors

A photo from the Royal Mail Archive - Postman on mountain road near Derwent Water.

A postman exchanges mail between a light aircraft and Royal Mail van at Wick, Scotland. The aircraft is delivering air mail from the Shetland Island. Date: 1938 Finding number: POST Aeropostale, Celtic Dance, Celtic Nations, Scottish People, Commercial Vehicle, Royal Mail, Old Trucks, Beautiful Landscapes, Britain

Shetlands air mail

A postman exchanges mail between a light aircraft and Royal Mail van at Wick, Scotland. The aircraft is delivering air mail from the Shetland Island. Date: 1938 Finding number: POST 118/0788

The ferry postman of The postmen were ferried over the water to make deliveries to the more remote houses at Polruan & Bidinnick. London Pictures, Story Of The World, History Photos, Historical Pictures, Its A Wonderful Life, Royal Mail, Post Office, In Hollywood, Old Photos

The BPMA photography collection

Many of our items and documents are very familiar to both staff and the public, and the stories they tell are often well-known and well-loved; but new discoveries can make it possible to view the c…

Known to the locals as noddies, these horse drawn traps carried mail across the water from the mainland of Beal to Holy Island, Northumberland. Best Christmas Lights, Best Christmas Markets, London Christmas, General Post Office, Holiday Money, Restaurant Deals, Bonfire Night, Horse Drawn, Festival Lights

Gled Hilll

by Thea Lenarduzzi Ever since my nineteenth birthday card from my Aunty Marie failed to arrive, along with the enclosed £10 note, I have had an uneasy relationship with the postal service. But letters are a source of other forms of riches too, as the Post Office in Pictures exhibition, organized by the British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA), at the beautiful Lumen URC reminds us. The images on display, drawn mainly from the Post Office Magazine and Courier, document postal history from the…