The River Post

In the 19th century, a postman didn’t always deliver the mail on land. An unusual postal job in the London area was River Postman in the Pool of London, the stretch of the River Thames from London Bridge to below Limehouse. The River Postman received and delivered mail to the moored ships. The first person appointed to this position was William Simpson in 1800. The position continued until 1952 when it ended due to the increase in commercial traffic on the Thames.

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