Jingle box rock

Jingle box rock

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As the nation prepares to post their annual Christmas cards, today Royal Mail is introducing a selection of ‘singing’ postboxes across the UK, which serenade the user once a letter or card is posted.

The postboxes - a first for the Company – are adorned with beautifully seasonal snowflakes, and respond to post with one of three festive-themed ditties. These range from the sound of sleigh bells, to a jolly season’s greeting from Father Christmas.

The four boxes are located in busy hotspots* in London’s Greenwich, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast, and will be launched throughout the course of this week. They will be in place for the entire festive season.

Simon Barker, Operations Director at Royal Mail said: “Delivering Christmas is our absolute priority this December. In the process, we enjoy any way we can add a little extra fun (and festivity!) to posting Christmas cards this year.”  

 

The postboxes will be situated in the following locations, and launched on the following days:

  • London: Greenwich Promenade, King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT. Officially launches on Monday 26th November.
  • Cardiff: 29 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AH. Officially launches on Monday 26th November.
  • Belfast: 4 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GE. Officially launches on Tuesday 27th November.
  • Edinburgh: 137-141 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG. Officially launches on Wednesday 28th November.

ENDS

Note to Editors

 

About Royal Mail plc

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 29 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.

Media Contacts

 

Jessy Prestidge, Royal Mail Press Office

Tel: 0207 449 8241

Email: jessica.prestidge@royalmail.com

Press Office: 0207 449 8246

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