Take a letter, Miss B!

When was the last time you wrote a letter? No, not an email, not a text but a letter - handwritten and posted too.

An alarming statistic last year revealed that most children under 10 years of age had never - ever - received a letter.

Anyone with a passing interest in history of any kind, respects the power of a letter. Those carefully folded pieces of paper carry so much more than mere words. Archives are full of notes written to friends, lovers - even foes. Will future generations be so moved to read the typed words of an email?

A letter written by Beatrix Potter - with her own illustrations - carries a value of thousands - but value the charm and it’s priceless.

Saving that email on your desktop will just never measure up. Maybe it’s time to start a petition and write to your MP?