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I used to work in the Datapost room at Mount Pleasant around 1990/91, in the evening. It was transferred out to a dedicated office. I don't think the Datapost service exists now.
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baldrick wrote:I used to work in the Datapost room at Mount Pleasant around 1990/91, in the evening. It was transferred out to a dedicated office. I don't think the Datapost service exists now.
Superseded by Special Delivery perhaps?
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I think Tracked is the new incarnation of Datapost.
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What % of all mail processed by a given MC on a given day was made up of Datapost?
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SpacePhoenix wrote:What % of all mail processed by a given MC on a given day was made up of Datapost?
It wasn't much, a couple of hundred items maybe. The mc staff who worked in the Datapost room were paid for by Parcelforce.
I don't think Special Delivery or Tracked would be the equivalent. Datapost was absolutely guaranteed with high prices and high compensation for non-delivery on time. If necessary a Datapost courier on motorbike or even by plane would be sent to deliver the item.
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It was aimed at the business sector to move mostly high value documents or items with a same day or next day guarantee.
I suppose it was mostly replaced by the internet but we still offer a similar courier service for businesses called Sameday.
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I did it from Glasgow MLO about 1992. 2 of us AGs were taken of firms collections and sent out on a 380 with a radio built into it. We sat about for ages doing nothing (great) watching the talent in Glasgow city centre. They made our duties fulltime from 10am until 18:18. On an average day I delivered about 8 to 10 letters/pkts. Collected about the same and then dropped off at kilbirnie street parcel office. Tried to play it down from the fulltime by saying it was a crap duty with no docket and heavy workload, but ultimately lost it to senior driver at next repick. Seniority is a b......d sometimes, lol. :dance :dance :dance
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