Jan
17

A Brief History of Open Addresses | Jeni Tennison

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A Brief History of Open Addresses | Jeni Tennison.

Open Addresses UK is advocating for “the crowd” to crowdsource all addresses and create a free alternative to the PAF.  Very worthwhile reading this well-written piece for the fascinating bits of history scattered throughout.  Boat docks and bridges in the UK have addresses!  I don’t know why that should surprise me, but it does, and it’s meaningful. Henry I established the first postal system in the 12th century.  In its first 25 years it carried 4500 letters.  Literacy being what it was in the era, the number is understandable.  I wonder how big the postal workers’ union was…..

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