Overground, underground and across the sea


By Sally Sculthorpe, published 22nd June 2017

Communications across the curriculum

Communication is at the heart of what it is to be human, and the British postal service has helped to shape the modern world as we know it today. From cryptic Victorian Valentine cards to a lion encountered on Salisbury Plain, there is nothing ordinary about the story of the post! The British postal service is the story of ground-breaking technical, industrial and social communications innovation, from the introduction of the world’s first stamp, the Penny Black – which allowed people to send a letter for just one penny no matter how far it was going, democratising the post and sparking a communication and literacy revolution...

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