This is the life story of Mark Middleton, born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in 1841, died in 1883. He was a mail cart driver for the Royal Mail but had an accident on Peterborough Town Bridge and after a long illness died in Lincoln Asylum, aged 42. This all started by reading an article in the local paper by Percy Hall which was shown to me by Mick Masters from records kept by his late wife. I contacted Mrs M. Cary. Percy Hall was her father. She showed me all the documents her father kept on Mark Middleton. After seeing these I suggested that it should be turned into a book. Having been given permission in writing and with the consent of living relatives, I have started to write this book. So this is the life of Mark Middleton.