08 November 2018 / 11:30 - 15:00
The Discovery Room
First Floor, The Postal Museum
No charge, tickets not required

Times: 11.30 – 12.00 and 14.30 – 15.00

A half hour presentation on the significance of letter writing in the First World War. The talk will look at:

  • How were letters delivered in the war?
  • Why were they important and what information can they show?
  • A case study of the letters of Wilfred Owen, who as well as being a soldier and poet, was also a prolific letter writer. His letters and poems really give a sense of what letters meant for the war effort.
A group of men with wicket baskets carrying letters.

POST 56/6 © Royal Mail Group Ltd, courtesy of The Postal Museum


The Discovery Room is open all year round to visitors who want to find out more about the history of the postal service and study original archive material.