Margot James visited the Stourbridge Royal Mail Delivery Office to discover how the delivery process works behind the scenes. Margot was impressed by the fitness of the postmen and women, who have to carry delivery bags weighing up to 16kg for 6-8 miles per day.
Margot was also interested in the male to female ratio of staff, with only six women delivering post and one woman manager out of the 140 staff who work at the Stourbridge Delivery Office.
As part of the visit, Margot accompanied a postman on part of his daily round in Stourbridge, and delivered some mail.
Margot said: “I am very impressed by the distance travelled by postmen and women during their rounds, especially given the weight of the bags they carry. Despite the rise of electronic communications, I do feel there is something special about physical mail, and I still send all my Christmas cards by post. I would like to thank my local postman who always delivers my mail on time.”