I started as a Telegram messenger Boy in Shrewsbury on December 28th 1948 two days before my fifteen birthday
I rode a bicycle as a messenger and I had finished as a messenger before we had the Bantams Motorcycles
I went on to work as a Postman then on to Postman Higher Grade (P.H.G.) until I retired after Fifty Years Service, I did National Service from 1952 -1954
As a telegram messenger boy I broke my arm when I ran over a cat.
We used to work on a Sunday Mornings 9am until 1 pm, One sunday I sent my father a Telegram saying he had won �75,000 on the pools coupon it wasn't until the Monday I told him , it was a silly trick on my part
HI John - great posting - I would love to hear from you if you could contact me either through the site or on 01952 242424 ext 5333. I am putting together a piece for the Shropshire Star with other memories and would love to include yours in Shrewsbury. Do you have any pics from those days? Ben Bentley features Shropshire Star 01952 242424