South Lakeland inspired childhood classic Postman Pat to be celebrated with special Royal Mail stamp

The Westmorland Gazette: South Lakeland inspired childhood classic Postman Pat to be celebrated with special Royal Mail stamp South Lakeland inspired childhood classic Postman Pat to be celebrated with special Royal Mail stamp

A CLASSIC childhood character with strong links to South Lakeland is to be celebrated in a set of special Royal Mail stamps.

The tales of Postman Pat, whose author John Cunliffe lived in Kendal for six years, were based on the post office at Greenside, which shut in 2003, and the village of Longsleddale.

He joins 11 of the most popular characters from children’s television including Andy Pandy, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, Paddington Bear, Bob the Builder, Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps, said: "For over 60 years, Britain’s children’s TV characters have brought cheer to generations of viewers.

"More importantly it has presented us with a cast of characters that, like the memories of the programmes themselves, remain with us throughout our lives.

"It feels appropriate to celebrate all of these unforgettable characters on a set of very special stamps."

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