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Cornwall's penny-farthing postal service

4 April 2012 Last updated at 20:11 BST

A man in Cornwall has set up his own postal service, delivering letters around his local town while riding a penny-farthing.

Graham Eccles set up this unique service following Royal Mail's recent announcement that the price of first-class stamps will rise to 60p.

The man who lives in Bude now delivers mail within his hometown and the surrounding villages for 25p a letter, more than half the price of Royal Mail's postage.

Eleanor Parkinson reports.