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  • Biography


    The biography pages provide information on the key figures involved with the development of the Post Office and connected with Bath. Ralph Allen (pictured), John Palmer & Thomas Moore Musgrave

  • History

    History of the Post

    Discover the history of post from ancient times to the present

  • History of the Post Box

    History of the Post Box

  • Early Post pre 1712

    Early Post pre 1712

    This small collection contains postal material illustrating the early days of the postal service initiated in the reign of Charles II with Henry Bishop as Postmaster-General. Following a number of complaints from users of this early post, he initiated the dated hand stamp, a “Bishop Mark” showing the Day/Month of posting.