Does any one remember the Telegram Messenger Boys Ties The tie was dark blue with a Red Penny Farthing Bike and Pillar Box Hat with the words BM inside the front wheel and what year where they introduced
Dear Roger, The ties on display were designed and produced by me in 1983 or 1984 and presented to retiring staff who had been messengers.I felt that the contribution to the P.O. by boy messengers was not appreciated .The idea of a penny farthing was merely a symbol of the transport used and the one that was most striking on a tie. As i used to explain BM was the telegraph code for Birmingham,BM stood for Boy Messenger and quite by accident BM stood for Bill Morton- which was all Bl.... Marvellous. I was Head Postmaster from 1981 to 1986 when I retired.It was 13/11/1942 when I started as a Boy Messenger and I retired from Birmingham in June 1986.I am delighted at what you and others are doing. Keep it up! Yours sincerely W A Morton (Bill Morton)
Well done to Bill designing those ties in recognition of the Messengers in Birmingham.I was just going to add that in the the Blue Serge with Red pipeing Uniform, we cerainatly did'nt get a tie issued in fact NO shirts either. It was a stipulation though White shirt , Black tie provided by the lad. _________________ Woodie
Hi all I'm glad the topic of the ties has surfaced, before the 2006 reunion I searched high and low for mine. I managed to get mine from Mr Goddard the then Hpmr. I do remember some of the senior managers getting an inferiority complex as there was quite a lot being worn at the time.
Perhaps we could re-introduce the tie - except that this time I would suggest having to pay. Any profit to go towards funding the reunions as I don't suppose ex gratia funding will come for ever from RM.
As Bill Morton designed the original does he hold now intellectual copyright? Just another thought this could go nationwide with the bike motif plus the first letters of any postcode.
Hello everyone. I just wanted to share with you that Bill Morton passed away on the 19th June 2015. Bill was my Mum's Uncle and he was a lovely gentleman. He worked his way from a telegram boy to the top and devoted his working life to the post office. Thank you, Jayne
Sorry to hear the sad news, Bill's memory will live on with the ties he had made for all the telegram messenger boys in Birmingham. we have all still got them as a tresured memory of our time as a messenger boy