Horseback messenger at Stoke Climsland Post Office
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Mounted greeting for Stoke Climsland Post Office

26 January 2014 Last updated at 18:12 GMT

A post office in Cornwall has celebrated 175 years of continuous trading.

Villagers in Stoke Climsland gathered to see a special birthday message delivered in style when a messenger on horseback from the Post Office rode into town to deliver greetings to staff from the branch on Sunday.

The community also marked the day with special events, including a church service and the issuing of a special commemorative envelope designed by local schoolchildren.