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The History of the Post Office in Cambridge

Thursday 17th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A talk by Dr Simon Kelly

Cambridge Post Office 1635-2016

Dr Kelly will examine the ten known sites of the Head Post Office in Cambridge from 1635 to date and show you what can be seen of them today. He will describe some of the changes in how the mails were carried and introduce postal personalities of significance, such as Hobson of Hobson’s Choice and the Blind Postmaster General.

The story even involves dragons and skeletons! Finally he will bring some Post Office equipment and artefacts which has been rescued from destruction!

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Date:
Thursday 17th November 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Milton Road Library
Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom