Sir George made an early start to look in at the Andover Sorting Office, and see the Christmas mail being sorted before delivery.
"The postmen have had additional problems this year, having to deal with the floods. Despite this, they were coping exceptionally well."
The Manager, Geoff Yates, took Sir George round and he met Andy, his local postman, sorting the Young mail.
"It seems people have not been posting early this Christmas, with deliveries down in the first week of December but up in the second. I was particularly impressed by the efforts made to re-deliver parcels that couldn't be delivered because no-one was in. On the Saturday before Christmas, the Post office plan to call back with all the parcels, to try to deliver them before Christmas Day."