[Talk-GB] UK street addressing

Peter Neale nealepb at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 20 15:13:11 UTC 2020

Postal Town may be "mandatory", but it is not really needed.
When presenting a parcel at my local post office recently, to be sent by the "signed for" service, they wanted to have the senders address on the reverse, so that it could be used as a return address, in the event of non-delivery.
All I had to (hurriedly) write was the Housenumber and Postcode (no PostalStreet, no PostalDistrict, no PostalTown)

    On Sunday, 20 December 2020, 15:00:31 GMT, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:  
On 2020-12-20 15:41, Chris Hill wrote:

Addresses in OSM are not the same as Royal Mail's addresses. RM addresses are all about their processes for delivering post to delivery points. The postal town (Largertown in your example) is a convenience for RM that we have all been persuaded is useful, but RM have ceased to use postal towns for many years! 
Are you not thinking of Postal Counties? They were indeed deprecated many years ago (1996), but the Post Town is AFAIK a mandatory component of a postal address, and Wikipedia agrees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_town _______________________________________________
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