Angela thanks local postmen and women as they deliver a first class Christmas

Angela Crawley MP visited the Hamilton Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period.

This year Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary, with this festive period marking half a millennium of delivering Christmas cards and parcels

The local MP visited the Hamilton Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

Ms Crawley was shown around the office by the Delivery Manager, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Hamilton over the Christmas period.

The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.

As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work delivering to every single address in the UK.

Commenting, Angela said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period.”

“I thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”