A Brief History of Open Addresses | Jeni TennisonBy
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…..