The Story of the letter post

United Kingdom, 1961

Film
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this film recounts the gradual development of the British mail service from the fifteenth century, reconstructed with period costumes, museum pieces, and old stamps. Early use of messengers and Henry VIII’s service expanded for public use by Charles I; 1660 Act of Parliament; Ralph Allan’s reforms; the Industrial Revolution; improved roads and the mail coach; Rowland Hill’s penny post and modern mechanical methods.

Credits

director

David Morphet

producer

Oswald Skilbeck

production company

General Post Office

Language

English

Duration

00:17:05:00

Colour

Colour

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