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Why I love the pension records

To mark #museumathome day we thought we’d share some more information on a set of archives that are integral for our project and helped to form our collaboration with the Postal Museum. Here Dr Kathleen McIlvenna talks about her favourite records – the pensions granted to postal workers by the Treasury – and the wealth… Read More

The Pandemic Victorian Post Office

Much has been written in the news lately about how best to protect the health of postal workers during a pandemic. At a time when we’re all beginning to reconsider what or who constitutes a ‘vital’ worker, it’s becoming increasingly apparent just how critical Royal Mail workers are. Both Royal Mail employers and employees have… Read More

Welcome to the project

Welcome to Addressing Health, a three year collaborative project funded by the Wellcome and involving a partnership between King’s College London, the University of Derby, Kingston University UCL, and The Postal Museum. The research focusses on exploring ill health and sickness rates in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office using a range of primary sources including… Read More