Notable events

Read about some of the notable stories from our collection.
  • Post Haste: Unusual and Bizarre Deliveries

    Cats, balloons, rockets and pneumatic cars: The delivery methods we've tried are incredible...

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  • The Great Train Robbery

    At around 3.00am on 8 August 1963, a gang of armed criminals boarded a Royal Mail train en route to London.

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    • Memorial
    • 13 April 2017

    The Post Office on Titanic

    Titanic had a Post Office and Mail Room deep in the ship but how was the life of posties on board of the most famous ship of all?

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    • Archive
    • 11 November 2016

    The Lord Mayor's Show 1970

    Archivist Matt Tantony travels back in time to the 1970 Lord Mayor’s Show, when a giant postman lumbered through the streets of London...

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    • Collection
    • 29 November 2016

    The Crystal Palace

    Inspired by a curious envelope, Assistant Curator Georgina looks at the Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition behind it...

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