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Post town is a common term used in English speaking countries to identify a town in which a Post office has been established. That should be stated with as wide a coverage as possible using verifiable sources. The use of the term post town in an address by Royal Mail is a modern use of the term but not its original, nor only, use. I will work on some sources but you can find quite a lot of information by searching google books and entering the phrase "post town" [1]. Let's see what we can find together to expand this article. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 00:06, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

I am going on a wikibreak, so cannot help until after May 1. Ok! ww2censor (talk) 04:24, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

RequiredEdit

The post town isn't technically required in a UK address that has a dependent locality or double dependent locality. The requirement is as many of sub-building, building name and building number as needed, then a dependent thoroughfare if one exists or else the thoroughfare (where one exists), and any one from double dependant locality, dependant locality or post town, then the post code. Hence, post town is not actually required for an address with a dependant locality, where that locality is registered in the PAF, but would be required otherwise. It's considered 'best' in the advice to consumers hand-writing letters to use all the locality information from the full (official) postal address but the guidance in Clear Addressing is You must include at least one locality element. You don't have to include them all,even if they are included in PAF®. 94.194.134.1 (talk) 22:02, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Ambiguous Post Town NamesEdit

Why does it say (T) after Chester? There is no T postcode area and Chester is CH. 92.232.34.78 (talk) 13:00, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

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