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You've got mail

Letter writing and stamp designing are two of the simple activities for children that feature in an exhibition at Methill Heritage Centre in Fife, until March 10. You've Got Mail covers stamps, mail and postage over a period of 300 years, from the days before envelopes had been invented to the present.

Appropriately, the centre has been created in the town's old post office building, of which there is an early 20th-century postcard showing girls in white pinafores and boys in short trousers standing outside.

Carroll Foggo, curator, said: "Among the highlights in the show are a letter dating from 1711, and a pair of Penny Black stamps, both lent by local people. We also have some examples of junk mail on display which is now becoming collectable. Schools don't have to book to take part in the activities because they are being offered on a 'drop in' basis."

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