Delivering the mail by boat

Postman using a boat to deliver mail at Wisbech Postman using boat to deliver the mail at Poole, Dorset

 

Postman using boat to deliver mail at Badluarach in Inverness

Boat-borne mail delivery at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, Poole in Dorset and Badluarach in Inverness. Photos used with permission of the British Postal Museum & Archive

These charming photos were found by intheboatshed reader and epoxy ply boat building guru Chris Perkins, who is now well known for his award-winning builds of Iain Oughtred-designed boats and for his involvement (as a boatbuilder) in Scottish Coastal Rowing.

They come from a Flickr set put up by the British Postal Museum & Archive.

Chris tells me he found them on a day when the wind and rain put him off making the journey to the little green boat building shed in his garden. Thanks Chris!

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