Monday, August 18, 2008

Post-card arrives at destination ... 79 years too late!!!

It might count as a special delivery but certainly not for the usual reason - this postcard reached its destination 79 years late.

The picture card was sent in 1929 from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, and addressed to a Mr and Mrs Richardson in East Dulwich, London.

It has finally arrived at the right address after a delay of nearly eight decades, though sadly the Richardsons were no longer there to receive it.

Helpfully, the card had been placed inside a Royal Mail envelope with a label saying: 'We are sorry that this item has been damaged/delayed in the post.'

Arthur Davies and June Nicolopoulos were stunned when the postcard came through their letterbox last Friday.

Construction manager Mr Davies, 59, said: 'I've heard of delays but this takes some beating - I reckon it's been under a skirting board at a Royal Mail building all this time.

'It's amazing that Royal Mail even delivered it at all after all these years.' More...

See also: Stolen wallet turns up ... 44 years later!!!

And this: Lost Beatles interview to air after 44 years...

And this: "Newport Nude" goes on display again after 60 years ...

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