The first ever Hovercraft mail service in the world travelled from Rhyl on the north coast of Wales to Wallasey on 20 July 1962. The original plan was to make twelve crossings a day, carrying passengers and mail from July to September every year. However, the full twelve a day services were only completed on six of the 54 days of intended operation because of strong winds and continued engine failure. Its last trip was on Friday 14 September 1962.