• Short Summary

    An exhibit at Bruce Castle Museum charts the history of the Postman.

  • Description

    Tottenham, London.

    M/S of a man in an old-fashioned (pre-1840) postman's uniform and using a dimensurator to measure mileage; commentator explains that postal charges once depended on distance. We then see various shots of exhibits in Bruce Castle Museum that illustrate the history of the postal service; models, uniforms, guns that the postmen used to be armed with for protection against highwaymen.

    A man in an old postman's uniform is seen weighing a letter on a tiny scale; there are models of every kind of transport that has carried the Royal Mail: stage coaches, ships, aeroplanes.

    Note: on file is correspondence and general notes on Bruce Castle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    209.05
    Media URN:
    10973
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:46:00 / 01:14:05:00
    Canister:
    CP 094

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