No. 1035: Stoke Newington Church Street, N16
Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16. Photo © Roger Dean 2014
Our Social Bees; or, Pictures of Town & Country Life, and Other Papers – Andrew Wynter, 1861:
The number of letters posted in the metropolis and in the country is subject at stated times to a very great augmentation. In London, for instance, on Saturday night and Monday morning, an increase in letters of from thirty to forty per cent. takes place, owing to the Sunday closing of the Post-office. Valentine’s Day, again, has an immense effect in gorging the general as well as local posts with love epistles. Those who move in the higher circles might imagine the valentine to be “a dead letter;” but the experience of the Post-office shows that the warm old saint still keeps up an active agitation among tender hearts.