The Post Office in the Community
From its beginnings with the General Post Office and letter receiving houses in 17th century London, to the 21st century, the Post Office has always played an important role in the community.
The need to communicate is central. Not only have post offices always offered ways to do this, they are also often a place to meet people and form a hub of a community. More recently additional services have been offered by the Post Office, and the UK postal industry has undergone many changes.
The need to communicate, however, has not altered and this exhibition will explore the many people, equipment and delivery methods that have been employed to do this.