People

Read stories from the collection about the variety of roles in the postal service, the changing roles of women and notable individuals in postal history.
  • Historical Post Office roles

    Not all Post Office employees were Postmen. The Post Office employed staff in a variety of roles, from Messenger Boy to Packet Boat Captain.

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  • Rowland Hill’s postal reforms

    How Victorian reformer Rowland Hill changed the face of the British postal service for ever.

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  • Women in the Post Office

    A short introduction to the roles women have played in the running of the Post Office.

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  • The Imperial Service Medal

    Upon retirement, long-standing Post Office employees might be awarded the Imperial Service Medal.

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Research

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