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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first entry in Blanche Horton's diary. Her account is an insightful firsthand vision of France just after WW1.
Archivist Helen explores the Post Office's role in helping Santa reply to letters from children across the nation.
Take a peek at the items behind our new stamp artwork display with Assistant Curator Georgina.
Curator Jessica explores the museum collection and archive researching the Postal Service’s use of dogs in the past…
2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. From poppies to poetry, Assistant Curator Georgina picks her favourite commemorative stamp designs.
Are there ghosts in Mail Rail? Archivist Helen discovered an article in the 1928 Post Office magazine that talks 'Underground Wizardry'.
It's been 100 years since Stonehenge was left to the nation. Assistant Curator Georgina explores some wonderful designs of this world famous monument.
Don’t be a pirate, buy a licence! Archivist Helen explores records of a pirate radio station and the Post Office's involvement.
The mailboat RMS Leinster was sunk after being torpedoed by a German U-boat. Senior Archivist Gavin tells the unfolding story of the 1918 disaster.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the F-type pillar box designed and developed by David Mellor.
Read extracts from the hilarious letters of complaint sent by Mrs. Edna Welthorpe – a pseudonym of controversial 60s playwright Joe Orton.
150 years ago cats were first officially appointed by the Post Office. Senior Archivist Gavin reveals some early correspondence.
50 years ago stamp classes were introduced by the Postal Office. Volunteer Cyril has first-class details of this new system.
How have felines infiltrated our postage stamps? Assistant Curator Georgina tells us more...
Love, war and friendship. Student Francesco gives us a unique glimpse into people's lives through their letters.
Assistant Curator Georgina tells the story of the founding father of the British system of mail coaches.
"Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler...." Take a look at stamps commemorating 50 years of the iconic sitcom Dad's Army.
Technology is changing faster than ever. Archivist Helen looks at how we store and share our records now and then.
Glorious sunshine! Assistant Curator Georgina looks at stamp designs featuring the best of the seaside.