Stephen has visited the East Ham Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff. He was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Karl Brown, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the East Ham area over the Christmas period.
The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels. As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work delivering to every single address in the UK.
Stephen said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. I thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”
Karl Brown, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show Stephen our Christmas operation and to hear his kind words of encouragement and support. We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the Festive Season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”
The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:
- Second Class – Tuesday 20 December 2016
- First Class – Wednesday 21 December 2016
- Special Delivery – Thursday 22 December 2016