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Postal Services Battled Snow To Deliver Special Letter To Couple

Monday April 8 2013


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POSTAL services battled their way through heavy snow to bring diamond wedding congratulations to Alan and Stella Powell.

Their efforts were well worth it - one card that got through was from Her Majesty the Queen.

The Powells were thrilled to receive the card which showed a picture of the monarch and wished them many congratulations.

Alan and Stella, both 81, of Kingstone, had to cancel a family celebration because of the heavy snow, but the card put smiles back on their faces.

Mrs Powell said: "It was snowing like mad and the postman told me 'your letter is the only one we've brought today - special delivery.' They all knew what it was because it had the Royal seal on it. I think my son David had been in touch with Buckingham Palace."

As well as David, the couple have two grandchildren and one great grandchild, born in October.

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Reply Posted by Dave on Wednesday April 10 2013 at 19:31
Im surprised the postman didn't pinch it.

Reply Posted by pat on Friday April 12 2013 at 21:08
Can't see this is true ! when snowing we didn't get post for 3 days also would it have really mattered if received a day after :-)

Reply Posted by Caz on Friday April 12 2013 at 21:31
How nice of the Royal mail.