Wednesday, May 16, 2018
FOR BRIGG READ BIGRIGG - NOT A RED LETTER DAY FOR THE ROYAL MAIL
"Delivered by the Royal Mail" it said next to the first class stamp on a letter that landed in Brigg Blog's postbox the other day.
But the purple envelope - perhaps containing a card - was hundreds of miles off course, despite the intended destination being clearly marked, in block capitals.
It should have been delivered to a property on Springfield Gardens, Bigrigg, Cumbria, but ended up in Springfield Road, Brigg.
The person who sent it did not include the Cumbrian postcode, but that's not mandatory, is it?
We planned to return the letter to the Royal Mail sorting office in Brigg to explain the circumstances but it was closed when we arrived. So we wrote a note explaining the wrong delivery and re-posted the letter in the nearby pillar box.
We hope very much that the card duly arrives in Bigrigg - a village in West Cumbria (not far from Whitehaven). This area was blessed with valuable iron ore deposits.
Like our town, Bigrigg has a St John's Church, also built when Queen Victoria was on the throne. Read more about Bigrigg here...