Every year I go to visit the local sorting office in either Hexham or Ponteland to meet the posties who do such sterling work on our behalf. The posties do a huge amount of business: in December 2014 they handled and delivered over 120 million parcels. Tomorrow at 7.30am I am visiting the Hexham office.
FYI Last posting dates for second class is 19/12/15 and 1st class is Monday 21st December.
It is now some time since the Royal Mail was taken out of public ownership and it is going from strength to strength. This is my original blog post from 2 years ago: