A short history of the Post Office The Post Office dates way back to 1660 when it was established by Charles II. Under the guise of the General Post Office (GPO), it soon grew as an important organisation integral within the infrastructure of England during the seventeenth century.
A brief history of the Post Office The origins of the Post Office can be traced back to 1482 when couriers carrying “pacquets” (royal messages) were granted the power to requisition horses and guides. By 1660 control of “The Post” had passed from the monarch to Parliament with the creation of the post of Postmaster General.
On October 18, 1922, the General Post Office of Great Britain together with 6 telecommunication companies founded a company with the intention to broadcast radio programs. The British Broadcasting Company Ltd. BBC’s, or BBC, first started transmitting programs on November 14, 1922 using fac.Post offices are found in every city, town, and village. A post office is a very important place. It charges a nominal amount for carrying our letters and parcels from one place to the other. It helps us keep in touch with our friends and relatives, who stay in far off places.The first type of British postmark, introduced in 1661, at the London Chief Office in Bishopgate Street while Henry Bishop was Postmaster General from June 1660 till April 1663. Designed to show the day of the month that the letter was posted, the Bishop Marks survived into the late 1780's.
It was a turbulent century in British history. A brief study of the era of 1550 to 1650 clearly illustrates why. This was a period of invention, scientific advancement and astrological discoveries, yet it remained filled with supernatural notions, superstition, mythology and plain ignorance.Read More
Royal Mail post boxes are a cherished feature of the British street furniture scene. As well as being in daily operational use for an essential public service, they are national treasures. Currently there are over 85,000 in England and 115,500 across the UK as a whole. In England, a small number are listed buildings.Read More
The mails were received by the British Post Office Agent, Thomas Reynolds, who passed it onto the Quartermaster General's Headquarters in Lisbon. Where the Sergeant Postmaster, Sergeant R Webb (3rd Foot Guards), who had been appointed by the Commander-in-Chief, Wellington (1769-1852) in April 1809, sorted and arranged the distribution of the mail.Read More
The General Post Office (GPO) was established in 1657 as a monopoly service, combining the functions of state postal and telecommunications carrier and spawning similar services across the British Empire. From 1660-1969 it was a State Department but in 1969 it became a statutory corporation named The Post Office.Read More
About British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 These Postal Museum appointment books are indexes to the Postmaster General’s minute books. They show the point when a person began working for the Post Office or started at a new position within the Post Office.Read More
BRITISH POST OFFICE 300 SERIES TELEPHONE. Although this phone was not the first of its type, nor even the BPO's first bakelite phone, it is a classic telephone because its design was so substantially right that it stayed in production somewhere around the world for the best part of four decades.Read More
The Prime Minister proposed that the Post Office should be converted to a nationalised industry, and a Government study decided that the Post Office should be split into two divisions - Post and Telecommunications The Post Office Tower was officially opened to the public on 16 May 1966 by Tony Benn and Billy Butlin.Read More
Post Office Ltd (Welsh: Swyddfa’r Post Cyf.; Scottish Gaelic: Oifis a' Phuist) is a retail post office company in the United Kingdom that provides a wide range of products including postage stamps and banking to the public through its nationwide network of post office branches. The company is owned by UK Government Investments.Read More
Mass Postal Service after 150 years: A Review Essay. Brian S. Osborne (Queen's University) Robert M. Pike (Queen's University) This year (1990), Britain will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the introduction of Penny Post. This is an anniversary that should also be of interest to Canadian historians and communications scholars.Read More
It is possible the most comprehensive history of the the British Post Office written in the 20th century and is a companion to H Joyce's History of the Post Office published in 1895. It covers the history of the Post Office from its origins in the 1400s to 1948. It is very readable.Read More