Royal Mail has announced a special slogan postmark to be used to mark the birth centenary of Barbara Ward, the economist who featured on a Remarkable Lives stamp earlier this year.
Barbara Mary Ward (23 May 1914 – 31 May 1981), later Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist
and writer interested in the problems of developing countries. She
urged Western governments to share their prosperity with the rest of the
world and in the 1960s turned her attention to environmental questions
as well. She was an early advocate of sustainable development
before this term became familiar and was well known as a journalist,
lecturer and broadcaster. Ward was adviser to policy-makers in the UK, United States and elsewhere.
The postmark is in use from today for a week from some mail centres* on mail delivered to parts of the YO (York) postcode area.
* Mail centres with ink-jet postmarks are:
(a) with intelligent Letter Sorting Machines
Aberdeen, Croydon, Dorset and S W Hants (Poole), Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow,
Home Counties North (Hemel Hempstead), Jubilee (Hounslow, W London), Medway (Strood, Kent),
Mount Pleasant, Norwich, Peterborough, Sheffield (the only office with IMP and iLSM machines),
South Midlands (Northampton), Swindon, Warrington
(b) with Integrated Mail Processors
Birmingham; Bristol (BA,BS,GL,TA), Belfast (Northern Ireland); Carlisle
(Cumbria Dumfries and Galloway); Cardiff (De Dd Cymru SE Wales);
Chester (N. Wales Caer Gog. Cymru); Chelmsford (South East Anglia);
Gatwick; Greenford/Windsor; Leeds (North and West Yorkshire);
Manchester; Newcastle (Tyneside NE/SR); Nottingham; Plymouth and
Cornwall; Preston (Lancashire and South Lakes); Romford; Sheffield;
Southampton; Swansea (De Orll Cymru SW Wales); Truro (Cornwall);
Wolverhampton (North West Midlands)
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