Pass the Parcels

History Revealed Advent Calendar: day 18...

Pass the Parcels

Sack loads of Christmas post piled high at London’s Mount Pleasant sorting office in December 1926.

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It’s your last chance to make the Christmas post! You don’t want your cards and gifts to end up in a pile like this one! It’s not like it was before 1960, when deliveries were made on Christmas Day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – and until 1965 in Scotland.