Take a Postal History Walking Tour
Jennifer Flippance, London 2010 Project Officer, reports, "For the last three years the British Postal Museum and Archives (BPMA) has been running popular walking tours, which take you into the heart of old GPO London, exploring 400 years of postal history and developments in the iconic street furniture of telephone kiosks and letter boxes."
She goes on to say, "The full tour lasts around 3 hours but next year, as part of our programme of activities to celebrate the London 2010: Festival of Stamps, we’re developing a ‘highlights’ version that will last around 1.5 hours and finish up at Guildhall Art Gallery. This will give you the opportunity to visit the fascinating exhibition, Empire Mail: George V and the GPO which will contain many significant objects and items of postal history from the reign of George V, when the GPO (General Post Office) was at its height."
Shown above, Chris Taft, one of the curators at the BPMA who helped to develop and run the tours standing next to statue of Rowland Hill which one of the stops on the BPMA tour.
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