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Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

Champnet
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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

Google not very helpful but I did learn that Christmas Day deliveries ended in 1960.

The event I remember would have been in the mid to late 50’s....

 

 

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

Good guess, but no.... 

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?


@shutter wrote:

@Jonpe  wrote

 

  I wonder who came up with the idea of having them emptied at different times?  I bet he/she was awarded a hefty bonus. 

 

Obvs you cannot empty them all at 5pm ... or any other specific fixed time.... 


I'm not sure I expressed myself clearly enough.  I wasn't questioning the advertised collection times, e.g. 5 or 5.30 pm;  I simply couldn't remember exactly what they are.

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

The times are "notified" on each collection box faceplate.... and vary, according to their location vis-a-vis the collection round !

And ... of course... are not "exact" times..... like bus/train times....   ( and you can read that two ways as well ! ! ! )  Cheesy

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

I've always understood the collection time on the box to be "no earlier than".

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@Champnet wrote:

Good guess, but no.... 


Ok, so can we get a clue please.

Champnet
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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

At the time this day wasn't a Bank Holiday.............

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

May Day?

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

I wouldn’t have thought of that one but afraid not....

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

What about New Year's day only a Bank Holiday from the early 70s I think

I can remember working

 

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

Nope....

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

OK, so if you're saying the day in question is now a bank holiday is that UK wide or specific to one country? 

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

It’s recognised by Nations of the Commonwealth...

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Re: Royal Mail Sunday Delivery, since when?

Undecided

Edit: Commonwealth Day?