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A stamp issued by Royal Mail in 2016, showing men at work at the Home Depot in The Regent's Park in 1916.

During the First World War, all post to soldiers on every fighting front went through The Regent's Park.

Whether it was a parcel going from an Australian woman to her husband in the Middle East or an Indian man sending a letter to his son on the Western Front, it passed through the Post Office's 'Home Depot' in The Regent's Park, where it was sorted, could be censored, and then would end up on its way to its final recipient.

In May 2018, we will be bringing the history of the Home Depot to life with our Postcards From the Park's Past project.

Schools and community groups will take part in an immersive experience on the site of the Home Depot, exploring the role of the park in the global First World War and the way that mail played an important part in supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of people at war and at home alike.

Would your school group like to take part?

Sessions are free, strongly linked to the national curriculum, and facilitated by staff from The Royal Parks, the Postal Museum, the Field Studies Council and Sustain.

Update: We have two one-day sessions still available, on Tuesday 8 and Thursday 17 May. Bookings open until 23 April.

Download the information flyer (PDF 4193.02 KB)

Download the booking request form (PDF 142.62 KB)

Do you have a community group who'd be interested in visiting?

Sessions are free, facilitated by The Royal Parks and Postal Museum staff, and can be adapted to a group's interests and needs. Adult community groups we've worked with on the WW1 project have previously enjoyed art sessions, interactive tours, historical walks and tea and biscuits!

Register your interest by emailing ww1@royalparks.org.uk.

Keen to visit without a group?

Get the dates in your diary!

Free

Postcards from the Park's Past: Open Day

A day of activities for all to explore The Regent's Park role in the First World War.

The Regent's Park

Free

Postcards from the Park's Past: Open Day 2

A day of activities for all to explore The Regent's Park role in the First World War.

The Regent's Park

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