Sorting mail into parcel bags POST 56/6

Sorting mail into parcel bags POST 56/6

A “Painful Duty to Inform”

The Post Office on the Home Front with Kathleen McIlvenna

12 Jun 2014

During the First World War the arrival of the telegram messenger could be a dark omen; a boy on a red bike feared as a portent of the worst possible news. These deliveries were part of the Post Office duties on the Home Front, but how did the Post Office adapt to these new pressures? This talk will look at the changing attitudes and procedures seen in the Home Front Post Office as its workers adapted to change and continued to do their duty.

Date & Time

Thursday 12 June 2014, 7.00-8.00pm

Cost & Booking: 

£3 per person. £2.50 for concessions*

* Concessions 60+ (accompanied children under 12 free)

Book online or via phone 020 7239 2570

Limited number of tickets available on the night. 


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