The Falmouth Packet Service

Summary page about Falmouth Packets

16 August 2022

The Falmouth Packet Service

For over 150 years, from 1689 to 1851, Falmouth was an international hub of communication with the burgeoning British empire and trade networks. Small swift-sailing brigs […]
19 October 2021

Packet ships and slavery

We are often asked what role the Falmouth Packet Service played in slavery. At one level, the Packet Service was simply a government-run postal service collecting […]