Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Horse signed-off work due to "sore shoulders"

Mr Poppleton's Post Office horse was signed-off work due to "sore shoulders" - October 1898.

"I certify that Mr. Poppleton's horse of the Post Office is suffering from sore shoulders and unable to perform his official duties. He is to resume duty on or before the 7th November or obtain a renewal of this Certificate"

 Royal Mail Parcels Coach

 Horse drawn mail van, 1887

The last horse drawn mail van leaves King Edward Building, London, 1949

Source: The British Postal Museum & Archive