Saturday, 10 December 2011

Post Office radio series

Apologies for the late post on this one - if you have ancestors who worked in the Post Office, there's a new series which started on Radio 4 last week which might be of interest. From Philippa McCray of the Federation of Family History Societies (

Monday 5 December sees the launch of an exciting new series on BBC Radio 4. The Peoples Post is a 15 part series exploring the history of the postal service through the people that use and work for it. The series begins in the 16th century in the reign of Henry VIII and explores some of the key moments in the nearly 500 years since then. Each weekday there will be a new 15 minute episode touching on a different part of this fascinating and evolving story. The programmes are being broadcast at 1.45pm until 23 December.

The series is supported throughout by The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA). With each episode there will be new content loaded onto their website at

NB: The first episode should still be available on the BBC iPlayer to UK residents.

(With thanks to Philippa)


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