The Incredible Journey of a Lost Letter: From Bath to London in Just 105 Years
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In a bizarre turn of events, a letter that had been lost in the mail for over a century has finally found its way to its intended recipient’s address. The letter, which was originally posted in Bath in 1916, was discovered by theatre director Finlay Glen in his Crystal Palace apartment in London.

This remarkable letter, bearing a penny George V stamp and the postmarks of both Bath and Sydenham, was addressed to Katie Marsh, the wife of a stamp dealer named Oswald Marsh. The letter had been sent by Christabel Mennell, a friend of Marsh who was holidaying in Bath at the time.

Stephen Oxford, the editor of the local history magazine The Norwood Review, conducted research into the letter’s origins, shedding light on this extraordinary tale. It is unclear where the letter had been all these years, but it had evidently found its way back into the postal system and eventually made its way to its intended recipient after more than a century.

This incident serves as a reminder of the incredible resilience of the postal system, even in the face of the most unlikely odds. After all, if a letter can be lost in the mail for over a hundred years and still find its way to its rightful owner, then anything is possible.

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