Olympic East Enders

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Olympic East Enders

150 years ago the world’s first postcodes were introduced in London, and for the past 27 years the soap opera EastEnders, has been using E20 (East 20) for its fictional borough of Walford. 

500 days before the Olympic  opening ceremony, Royal Mail confirmed that the Olympic Park will be using the E20 postcode. The Royal Mail Director of Regulated Business said that it was important for such a significant development in the city to be “allocated its own easily recognisable postcode”.

So, from ficticious to famous, E20 will live on alongside fond memories of 2012 – the summer London will never forget!

Dawn Denton©



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