I was a messenger boy in Cambridge from 1952 - 1955 until national service with the Royal Marines in June of 56. Your letter appeared in our local paper today 19th Dec 2007. Hopefully a few more ex-messenger boys will have seen your letter.
I also was a messenger boy in Cambridge from August 1953 until National Service in 1957. I can you tell you a few stories of what we all got up to including you Tony Fordham. Remember when we made a ramp at the back of the PO and if I remember correctly you tried to go up it to fast and lost your chain!!
Hope more of us get in touch so we can have a reunion _________________ Ivan Butler
I was a messenger at Cambridge from 1955 to 1958. Names I remember are Brian Fordham,Pete impey,Vernon Impey, Barry Howchin,Alby Ellis,Ivan Butler,Peter Cox(who I think Died in a motorcycle accident on Coldhams Lane bridge) and Len Bundy.
Percy Martin was the PHG in charge of us down in the basement under the Post Office counter area,we were later moved to a room at the back of the office next to the PO telephones battery unit with a ramp we had to ride down to get out on to the road.
Great days and lots of very fond memories and the not so good ones like getting soaked to the skin in the rain and frozen fingers after delivering to Papworth Hospital in snow and ice (took me about two hours)
P.S.just remembered Jack Hart who who showed me the ropes when I arrived at Cambridge from Dagenham PO where I started my career.