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Letters sent to 'High Wycombe Down Under' end up in Bucks
A GRANDAD hit out at Royal Mail after dozens of letters sent to his daughter in Australia ended up at an address in High Wycombe.
Roy Froggatt, from Birmingham, has been writing letters to his daughter ever since she moved to Hamilton Road in High Wycombe, Western Australia.
But in the last eight years he says the letters have repeatedly been delivered to a home in Hamilton Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire - despite having an airmail sticker attached to the envelope and 'Australia' clearly written underneath.
In the latest incident a written tribute to a recently deceased cousin in Australia was not read out at her funeral - after a sympathy card failed to reach its destination Down Under in time.
Mr Froggatt, 70, told the Bucks Free Press: "Once or twice is possible but I estimate this has happened up to 30 times... It's absolutely ridiculous.
"How is it we can put a man on the moon but we can't get a letter to Australia?
"This all started eight years ago when we tried to send a birthday card to our grandson, Sean, and it never got through, and we had him on the phone crying that his grandparents had forgotten him.
"Letters have ended up at an address in High Wycombe and the lady there has kindly forwarded them on."
Royal Mail spokesperson Sally Hopkins said: "We are sorry to hear of the problems Mr Froggatt has experienced with mail sent to an address in Australia. We are taking urgent steps to ensure that mail is delivered correctly in the future."
High Wycombe is a suburb of Perth, which is on the west coast of Australia. It lies at the base of Darling Scarp foothills and south of the industrial area of Hazelmere.
Other areas of Perth are named Beaconsfield, Wembley and Bedford.
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