Post Master Drives 550 Miles to Deliver Letter.

A village postmaster travelled 550 miles to personally deliver a letter in time for the next day, because he had forgotten to put it in the last post.

The letter contained the passport of a friend of the sender, who had paid for a guaranteed next-day delivery so that it would be in his hands by 9am.

But David Shepherd had neglected to process the envelope and only realised at the close of the working day that it had not been picked up in time to be delivered as promised.

So he shut up shop and undertook what would be a long and complex overnight journey from Cornwall to East Sussex, involving a car journey and four separate rail and tube journeys, so that he could fulfil the Royal Mail’s guarantee.

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