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

    Around 3.00am on Thursday 8 August 1963, more than £2.5 million was stolen from a Travelling Post Office...

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    • Memorial
    • 13 April 2017

    The Post Office on Titanic

    This week we're remembering the RMS Titanic on its 105th anniversary. 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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Research

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