[Talk-GB] addressing (was addr:place)

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 13:26:46 UTC 2014

On 27/10/2014 09:24, Andy Robinson wrote:
> Are the postal towns not the town that is represented by the first part of the postcode? So CW for Crewe for instance.

No: a postcode alpha prefix will typically cover several post towns.

> My parents live in Swaffham in Norfolk but Royal Mail have them is Cambridgeshire with a PE (Peterborough) postcode.

Are you sure? The official address for postcode PE37 7QN, for instance, 
is Mangate Street, SWAFFHAM, Norfolk, PE37 7QN.

SWAFFHAM is the post town and Norfolk the (optional) county.


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