March 2018

In March 59 members enjoyed an enthralling afternoon with Alastair Nixon (pictured) who gave a wonderful PowerPoint display on Postal Mechanisation. If you have ever wondered about the mysterious lines, dots, markings on your envelope, Alastair defunct all the mysteries. What about postcodes, how did they come about? Alastair supplied the answer. He has also been able to de-code some of the Royal Mail’s codes, which they thought were fool proof – an amazing feat.
We enjoyed a look back in time to the first mechanical machines/devices that processed the post automatically from the first back in the late 1800s to today’s modern devices.
A fascinating and wonderful afternoon.