Postcard delivered 79 years late
The picture postcard was sent in 1929 from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, and intended for Mr and Mrs Richardson in East Dulwich, London.
However it was not delivered until a week ago when it finally dropped through the letter box of Arthur Davies and June Nicolopoulos after a delay of nearly eight decades.
Mr Davies, 59, a construction manager, said: "I've heard of delays but this takes some beating – I reckon it's been under a skirting board at a Royal Mail building all this time.
"It's amazing that Royal Mail even delivered it at all after all these years."
The postcard arrived inside a Royal Mail envelope with a sticker reading, "we are sorry that this item has been damaged/delayed in the post".