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Delivering mail on the rivers (1861-1875)

River postmen operated on the River Thames from 1800 to 1952, delivering mail to boats moored from London Bridge to below Limehouse. This river postman's full skirted frock coat is made of scarlet broadcloth. The shoulders of the coat are capped with the same scarlet cloth as the body of the coat and feature a black embroidered border. River postmen also operated in Poole and South Shields.