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Memorial

Penny Post  - 1890 jubilee Penny Post  & Penfold pillar box - EC1

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Penny Post - 1890 jubilee

Erection date: 20/11/1890

Inscription

This stone was laid by the Right Honourable Henry Cecil Raikes, M. P., Her Majesty's Postmaster General, on the 20th of November, 1890, the jubilee year of uniform inland penny postage.

Site: Penny Post & Penfold pillar box - EC1 (2 memorials)

EC1, St Martin's le Grand

The building with the plaque, to the right of our photo, was the General Post Office (GPO) headquarters 1894 - 1984.

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Penny Post - 1890 jubilee

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Penny Post

First established in London in 1680 by William Dockwra and his business partn...

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Penny Post - 1890 jubilee

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Henry Cecil Raikes

MP, Postmaster General, in 1886 - 91. One of the first British politicians ...

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Penny Post - 1890 jubilee

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Penfold pillar box - EC1

Painted in the authentic green then in use, this is a reproduction of the Pen...

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