ABOVE AND BEYOND AT CHRISTMAS

ABOVE AND BEYOND AT CHRISTMAS

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At 1,518 ft above sea level, Royal Mail postman Paul Higginbottom serves officially the highest altitude postal route in the UK, in Flash, Derbyshire.

 

Derbyshire-based Royal Mail postman Paul Higginbottom, who serves the UK’s highest altitude postal route, completes one of his last rounds before the festive break.

At 1,518 ft above sea level, Royal Mail postman Paul Higginbottom serves officially the highest altitude postal route in the UK, in Flash, Derbyshire.

Today, he is pictured venturing out on one of his last rounds before the festive break, ensuring the people on his 45 mile route – which stretches from Buxton to Flash  – receive their cards and presents with enough time to spare for Christmas.

Mr Higginbottom commented: “I feel very lucky to serve such a beautiful route, but it’s really special at this time of year when I have lots of cards and presents to deliver to the community.”

Today (20th December) is officially the last posting date before Christmas for 1st Class stamps, but customers are able to send last minute deliveries with the Royal Mail Tracked and Special Delivery services https://www.royalmail.com/christmas/last-posting-dates/.

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Royal Mail plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK’s designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International and Letters (“UKPIL”) comprises the company’s UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the “Royal Mail” and “Parcelforce Worldwide” brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to more than 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. Royal Mail also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

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