C'era una volta la Royal Mail, ma ora il postino non bussa più
London postmen meet the Mail Train, 1898. December 1898 and the inaugural dispatch of the first letters to be sent via the new Imperial Penny Post is soon to leave the General Post Office in London EC1. A sack of imperial mail is about to be slid down into a horse-drawn van via its roof from an upper sorting office. A London postman, with his empty sack over his shoulder, stands in front.