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Don't blame postie for High Wycombe mail blunder, says Dawn
A WYCOMBE resident who received several letters addressed to a home in Australia says her postman should not get the blame.
Birmingham grandad Roy Froggatt slammed Royal Mail last week - saying mail sent to his daughter Down Under had repeatedly ended up in High Wycombe.
The daughter lives in Hamilton Road, High Wycombe, Western Australia, but the letters have been sent to an address in Hamilton Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – the home of admin worker Dawn Jafari.
Mrs Jafari, 52, said she ‘couldn’t believe it’ when she first discovered the matching addresses, but has been forwarding the letters ever since.
She told the Bucks Free Press: "When we got the first one we thought the person must have been halfway through writing someone else’s postcard and written the address wrong."
"When they come to me now I write on it in big bold letters ‘Please send to Australia’, with a big arrow and put it back in the postbox.
"I’ve always just thought it was a sorting office problem - if the postie has got a batch of letters and he's got the right number and Hamilton Road I don’t think you can blame him.
"Anyone who can walk these hills gets my vote and he does a good job. I just think it’s one of those sorting office things."
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