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Postman Pat is 30 today!

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Postman Pat celebrates his 30th birthday today. Now… you might well ask why on earth I’m mentioning this on a blog for self-catering accommodation in Kendal.

Well… it’s because Postman Pat was ‘born’ here! The fictional village of Greendale is based on the picturesque Longsleddale valley on the outskirts of town, and the inspiration for Mrs. Goggins’ Post Office came from 10 Greenside in Kendal which continued operating as a sub-Post Office in the town until 2003. There’s still a postbox there to this day, and a plaque on the wall to commemorate the author John Cunliffe’s contribution to so many small children’s lives.

There’s a very short piece today – along with some video footage of John Cunliffe’s reflections on his creation of the Postman Pat character – on the BBC website.

And finally… look out for a Postman Pat 3D feature film which is apparently coming to a big screen near you soon.  Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re The One involves the animated character achieving overnight fame in a talent contest!

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