- Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:15 am
Back in c. 1974 I was working as a Christmas temp at my local GPO office. One day, whilst sorting mail (which then included throwing parcels into a series of bags that were hung vertically from frames, each going to a different geographical area) some of the workers started throwing a parcel around - it was clearly a ball, wrapped in brown paper (no box/other proper packaging). When it came to me I realised by its weight/size it was probably a cricket ball - there was a label for the address and I noted it was addressed to 'Mrs Rachel Heyhoe-Flint'! No return address so I never knew who was sending her, then Captain of the England Women's team, of course, a cricket ball.
But we had some fun with it!