The Bristol Royal Mail

Post, Telegraph, and Telephone

Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,839 / 173 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.3
LoC Category: HE
Downloads: 467
Added to site: 2010.11.02
mnybks.net#: 29444
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, History
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answered four days sooner than they could possibly have been answered before. In 1740 a new branch by-post was established from Bristol and Bath to Salisbury, through Bradford, Trowbridge, Devizes, Lavington, Tinhead, Westbury, Warminster, Heytesbury, and Wilton. In 1741 the growth of trade and population encouraged the Bristol citizens to appeal to the Ministry for an improvement in the postal communication with London, which was still limited to three days per week. Yielding to this pressure, Allen converted the tri-weekly posts into six-day posts in June, 1741. The post began to run every day of the week, except Sunday, between London and Bristol, and all intervening towns participated in the benefit. In 1746 a further extension took place, whereby letters were conveyed six days in every week, instead of three days, at Mr. Allen's expense, between London and Wells, Bridgwater, Taunton, Wellington, Tiverton, and Exeter, through Bristol. The mail service is not in further evidence in local history until 175

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