Can you deliver this letter to the right address?

Here is a classic puzzle:

[A man] had sent home a letter simply addressed:
WOOD
JOHN
ENGLAND

and it was safely delivered. Those Post Office people are very smart. Can any of you read that address in its completeness?

I’ll post a hint next week. I’ll post the answer (and the source) in a couple of weeks.

2 comments

  1. This was a riddle I learned as a child, believe it or not. Except it was Americanized when I learned it:
    WOOD
    JOHN
    MASS
    It never occurred to me, back then, to see if a town by that name existed. I just checked on line. No such town!

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