THEY are part of our daily life. The men and women who deliver our post.
But as the way we live our lives changes, so too do the lives of the postmen and women.
It will come as no surprise to know that fewer of us are sending letters, but that more of us are receiving packages and parcels.
Life online may be a great way to shop but since much of what we order is delivered by post, that signals changes for the Royal Mail.