Royal Mail Day at Snaresbrook, 1848 (Oil Painting, OB 1997.7)
Horse's sick note, 1898. (POST 10/334)
Mr Poppleton’s Horse: The history of horse-drawn mails
19 Sep 2013
BPMA Curator Julian Stray reveals the history of horse-drawn mails, starting from the Roman era when riders carried important messages on the Cursus publicus, through to the declining reliance on equine assistants that ended soon after the Second World War.
Discussing the creation of a Post Office Parcels Post in 1883 and an unforgiving relationship with the railways, Julian will illustrate how external contractors were relied on to carry an ever increasing volume of mail.
Date & Time
Thursday 19 September, 7.00pm-8.00pm
Cost & Booking
£3 per head. £2.50 for concessions*
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* Concessions 60+ (accompanied children under 12 free)
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