While only 185 kilometers separate Bath from London, it will have taken a little more than a century for a letter posted in this city in the west of the country to arrive in the British capital.
As CNN and the Guardian report, an envelope dating back to 1916 was finally delivered to the occupants of an apartment in London’s Crystal Palace district in 2021.
Too late, since the recipients of the missive have long since disappeared, and their home was demolished to construct a building.
The letter, in relatively good condition, shows a postmark dated February 6, 1916, and a red one-penny stamp featuring King George V, grandfather of Elizabeth II, who reigned over the United Kingdom. United from 1910 to 1936.