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40 years of the postcode

It's 40 years since postcodes were rolled-out across the UK to make letter-sorting easier.

Norwich pioneered the idea and, to mark its role, has been issued with a blue plaque

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Royal Mail celebrates 40th anniversary of the postcode

Postal machinery in 1959.

It's 40 years since postcodes were rolled-out across the UK to make letter-sorting easier.

Norwich pioneered the idea and, to mark its role, has been issued with a blue plaque for the city centre by Royal Mail.

There are now 1.8 million postcodes covering 29 million addresses across the country.

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