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A postcard has been delivered by Britain’s Royal Mail 79 years after it was sent.From an article on The West Australian, click to continue reading.
The picture postcard was sent in 1929 from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, and intended for Mr and Mrs Richardson in East Dulwich, London.
However it was not delivered until a week ago when it finally dropped through the letter box of Arthur Davies and June Nicolopoulos after a delay of nearly eight decades.
Mr Davies, 59, a construction manager, said: “I’ve heard of delays but this takes some beating – I reckon it’s been under a skirting board at a Royal Mail building all this time.
”It’s amazing that Royal Mail even delivered it at all after all these years."
The postcard arrived inside a Royal Mail envelope with a sticker reading, “we are sorry that this item has been damaged/delayed in the post”.
Wow! What a great journey this postcard has had! I wonder where that postcard had been hiding… :)