- Posted by: Ken Skates MS
- Category: News
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been unveiled on a postbox in Cefn Mawr by Clwyd South AM Ken Skates to mark 50 years of Royal Mail’s special stamps programme.
A total of 50 special-edition plaques are being installed on postboxes across the UK, with each featuring a popular stamp with a close connection to the location.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical significance, featured on a stamp in 1989.
Other stamps on postboxes include Winston Churchill, Bagpuss, Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas, Robert Burns, the Giant’s Causeway, York Minster and Sherlock Holmes.
Unveiling the new stamp plaque outside Cefn Mawr Post Office on Thursday (June 4), Mr Skates said: “I am delighted that Royal Mail has chosen such a unique way to celebrate this iconic landscape, giving the community an opportunity to share in this tribute to our world famous aqueduct.”
Royal Mail manager Lenny Kempster added: “The UK’s communities have influenced stamp designs over the past 50 years, and we are proud that one of our postboxes in Cefn Mawr features the stamp of the famous aqueduct. We hope that all our customers and visitors to the area enjoy this special stamp plaque and might even take their own photograph as a memento.”
The Royal Mail modern stamp programme has featured a total of 2,663 special stamps since July 1965 and every new design is approved by Her Majesty, The Queen before it is issued.