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*Xmas last recommended posting dates #infographic

Now, we know it's still early, but a few dates have already flown by! To help you this #Christmas  we've produced an #infographic  covering all our last recommended posting dates, so you can get your cards and pressies out in time for #xmas . To have a look and grab a copy, please check here https://bitly.com/1F3XRb5 
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Whatever happened to 9am last letter?
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International Left Handers Day

Hi all, here's a quick fun pic from me to celebrate with all my fellow lefties on #lefthandersday   #Enjoy  ^LS
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We love this photo of our colleauge Divender from our Glasgow depot. This fantastic image was taken by a local photographer at johanley.com
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They deleted mine too, above that one what I wrote before
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Please share and help find this lost dog's owners

Can you help? Our postman found 'Bob' the dog wondering alone in a field in #Bury St Edmunds. Bob is now at a nearby kennels but we want to reunite him with his owner. If you've got any information that can help, please contact the local council in Bury St Edmonds. All the info you need can be found here:

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Please share this in the hopes we can find his owner, thanks :-)

#BuryStEdmonds   #LostDog  
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That is so kink of you alison.There should be more kind people like you around.

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Thank you +LondonCakes CakesNextDay  for letting us know that one of our drivers helped to save a life! By alerting the next door neighbours to break-in, a 94 year old lady who had fallen down the stairs was later able to see her personalised birthday cake. Thank you for also tracking our driver down so you could send a cake!
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HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY POSTCODES!!!! 

The humble postcode is one of the backbones of our business helping us to get your mail delivered to the right place and quickly. We're celebrating 40 years of the postcode and have some fun facts below for you. If you're left wanting more, you can read the full story here: http://ryml.me/1f09whh

Five facts about the postcode

• There are around 1.8 million postcodes across the UK, covering over 29 million addresses. In total, there are 48 million postcodes available under Royal Mail’s alpha-numeric system

• The combination of letters and numbers was chosen because people can remember a mixture of numbers and letters more easily than a list of numbers and it gives more code combinations

• Optical recognition machines read the postcodes and automatically convert them to phosphor dots. These are in turn read by the sorting machines which handle correctly addressed mail, post-coded letters 20 times faster than manual sorting
• On average one postcode covers 17 residential addresses

• Royal Mail’s online Postcode Finder is one of the UK’s most used webpages with around 100,000 visits a day – more than 40 million a year

Did you know……?
• High Street is the UK’s most common road name 
• The most popular house name is The Cottage
• The longest post town is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
• One of the most unusual street names is Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate, YORK, YO1 8BL
• We believe the longest street name is Stoke Newington Church Street, LONDON, N16
 
The origin of the postcode
1856 – a rapid growth in London’s population in the mid-1800s led to a greater volume of letters, To accelerate the delivery of mail in London, Sir Rowland Hill proposed a solution which involved dividing the capital into ten separate postal districts. The districts were based on the compass points. An office was established for the ten districts created – EC (Eastern Central), WC (Western central), and NW, N, NE, E, SE, S, SW and W. The plan was authorised in 1856 and implemented during 1857 and 1858.

The public were asked to add the initials of the district to the end of an address. This helped accelerate the circulation of London’s mail.

1860s - London was followed by other large towns. The initial of the town name was used - for example, M for Manchester – followed by a number to indicate the geographic district. Liverpool was the first provincial town to be divided into districts in 1864/5, followed by Manchester. By the early 1930s, other towns and cities including Sheffield, Edinburgh, and Birmingham had joined the scheme.

1917 - during the First World War numbers were introduced to postcodes as the districts were divided into sub-districts, such as SW6 for Fulham, still in use today. These were introduced to assist women who had taken over the sorting work from men who had gone to war and therefore did not have the knowledge or experience acquired over many years in the job.
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We've got branches open Sundays. Find a branch open Sundays near you > http://bit.ly/SundayBranch3

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can anyone from royal mail help me i am having problems filling in an online job application in thanks gezjayne@gmail.com
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Funny Smilers advert

After taking a browse through Youtube, we came across this advert for our Smilers personalised stamps from back in 2008. You've got to love a funny cat vid :-)
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Stamp Alert - The 1st World War 100 year commemorative stamps

We've released a specially commissioned set of stamps  to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WW1. 

To find out more and get your hands on a set, click here: http://ryml.me/1qey5aR
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Hi Yvonne, if you need assistance with tracking an item, you can call 03457 740 740, tweet @royalmail or find other ways to get in touch here: http://ryml.me/1wkXJN8
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Calling all literature fanatics!

Have you come across mentions of the Post Office or letter writing in a recent (or favourite) book? Please share them with us as we try to find as many as we can for The Postal Museum!
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When reading your favourite novel or flicking through a classic children’s book, you may have come across mentions of letter writing and even the Post Office. Writing a letter was an important part...
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I love letters like this, difficult to read, but so evocative.
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Stamp Alert Sustainable Fish Stamps released today!

We've announced the launch of our Sustainable Fish Special #Stamps issue, launched on World Environment Day #wed2014   are the first ever #philatelic  set by Royal Mail to have been produced to help champion a consumer message around an environmental issue – that of sustainable fishing in British waters.

The 10-stamp set highlights the beauty of marine fish as well as providing guidance and encouragement to consumers on how to conserve UK fisheries. Many familiar fish are severely threatened due to a variety of factors including overfishing – this stamp issue raises awareness of the threat and also provides a sustainable alternative.
Five of the species illustrated are fish that are threatened in UK waters; Common Skate; Spiny Dogfish (sometimes called Rock Salmon); Wolffish; Sturgeon and Conger Eel, while five are species from sustainable populations which provide viable alternatives for fisheries and consumers: Herring; Red Gurnard; Dab; Pouting and Cornish Sardine.

The plight of fisheries has caused increasing public concern in recent years, with some organisations offering advice to consumers on which seafood to purchase and supermarket chains actively informing their customers about making informed choices. There have also been a number of TV programmes highlighting the issue.

To read the full story, please visit: http://ryml.me/1pHDo5T

If you'd like to order your set now, visit: http://ryml.me/1pHDs5F


 
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Bad note, I dissent - a fast never prevents a fatness.  I diet on Dab.
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NEW BLOG: We asked Curator Emma what her favourite object is in our collections. 

Was it our earliest example of a post box from the Channel Islands? Or how about our Post Van? Find out the story behind Emma's favourite object and what makes it so interesting!
In this post, we asked Curator Emma Harper to talk about her favourite object. You will be surprised about what she came up with! Asking a Curator to pick their favourite object is a bit like askin...
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We have a tradition of service stretching back over 360 years. We are proud of our history, which shows the amazing impact of our business on the lives of people in Britain and around the world. We have a great public service pedigree, with centuries of innovation and industry making our business what it is today.
 
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