Hope you had a good weekend, and wish you a good start
in the new week.
For Art Journal Journey, Post-postage, I have another journal page,
this time a vintage one again. The document I used in the background is a copy of one of mine from 1825.
There was a postal service in the UK from 1516 onward, but at first only for the use of the King and court. In 1635 the post went 'public', and the recipient had to pay the postage. Various improvements were made in the course of time, and the first official post coach ran from Bristol to London in 1784. In 1793 the staff got uniforms, and an investigations branch was opened to prevent criminal acts - theft of post etc. In 1840 the uniform penny post was introduced, and for 1 penny, to be paid by the sender, post could be sent anywhere in Great Britain and Ireland. A few months later saw the arrival of the Penny Black, the first adhesive postage stamp. The postman's uniform shown is from the middle of the 19th century and the post box here was used before the red ones which are still in use today.
Hmm, got carried away a bit there!
Today started off Sunday, and was a pleasant, warm day with a nice breeze - a nice change from the raging storm of the day before!
The farmers were busy baling hay:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!