It is not long ago – 4th October 2011 – I was nostalgically writing about “The Penny Post”. No question, this was a grumbling blog lamenting the fact that things are not as good as they used to be in the past:-
- The post doesn’t arrive now till lunchtime
- A letter ANYTHING bigger than a postage stamp costs more
- ALL letters cost more – one penny in my imagination, thrupence in my childhood, 19p in 2000 (4 bob), 36p today (7 shillings and tuppence in real money for second class)
- Nearly 10 bob for first class!