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    Christmas Post 1913

    The run-up to Christmas witnessed a frenzy of consumerism and activity. Nowhere was this more evident than in the postal depots of Dublin. . It has been expected that the labour dispute in Dublin would have had an adverse effect on the Christmas trade, but the opposite has been the case.  Instead, there was a 40% increase in the number of parcels delivered in the city area alone. The volume of foreign mail was reported to be heaviest ever. On a single day, 20th December, the Olympic brought 212,000 letters and newspackets, with 1,949 registered letters. In addition, 290,000 letters, ...

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