*Possible photo mislaid. Blogger will report at a later date!
A reader of this diary blog, Fred Brewer, who posted a very full set of comments (31 March 2011) had this to say about Christmas Day postal deliveries:
The Post Office was open on Christmas morning, for the only delivery of the day - usually, there would be seven deliveries, or more, in a single day (in the absence of any other form of communication). The BBC radio would have a special programme on Christmas morning, to follow a selected postman on his rounds, and to get the reactions of the recipients as they received their Christmas mail. These annual broadcasts were very popular with the listeners.