Who is Rowland Hill? Postal Service Reformer

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The statue of Rowland Hill near St Paul’s in London.

He revolutionized and reformed the postal service in 1840.

Prior to his reforms the postal service was complex and expensive.

His reforms were fundamental to increased communications and literacy for the masses.

The number of chargeable letters in 1839 had been only about 76 million. By 1850 this had increased to almost 350 million and continued to grow.

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