“Early Postal Services in Pembrokeshire” – a talk by Rev. Roger Antell. 5th Dec 19.

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Images courtesy of Rev. R.Antell.

This talk covered the evolution of Postal services from the 1600s to the middle of the 19th century, initially serving Government needs, then the well off, before the penny post made its use widespread. Pembrokeshire featured in the early postal service, as mail needed to get to Ireland, and Rev Antell showed maps of the evolving routes and photographs of envelopes with challenging limited address information.

To see Jim Price’s more detailed report on the presentation click –>Early Postal Services Talk 05 12 19

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18th Century postman.