Since the Royal Mail will soon be coping with all the Valentine cards being posted at the end of the week, I thought it would be fun to look at the Royal Mail delivery in Georgian and Regency times.
Even in those days, the Post Office tried to ensure that all mail was safely delivered to the recipient. If anything happened to the coach, the guard was responsible for getting the mail through on horse, or even foot if necessary! Each mail-coach also had its own repair kit for simple repairs. The mail’s importance was even more emphasised by the blast from the horn to ensure it was given right of way from all other traffic.
Sometimes, we maybe take it for granted that our mail will be correctly and safely delivered (most of time). I wonder if Regency people had the same expectations.