My details of Post Office service are as follows, I joined the Post Office as a Telegram Messenger , on leaving school, shortly after my 14th birthday, the 13th July 1938, at the H.P.O.Nottingham (queen street)
I was employed on outdoor duties (on pedal cycle) until mid 1940 when on obtaining 3 stripes, was I recall, transferred to indoor messenger, for the convenience of the Head Postmaster and 2 Assistant Head Postmasters ! following this move , I sat for the sorting clerk & Telegraphist (SC&T) exam and being successful was given a transfer to the grade of telegraphist, until being called for millitry service in March 1943, in the Royal Corps of Signals.
During my almost 46 years of service in the Post Office I performed duties in the grades of Postal Officer, Oversear, C & W , and finally Postal Executive "B" receiving the Imperial Service Medal , on retirement , in July 1984
Victor.W.T.Hayman Badge No. T12
Photo's left - Victor .W.T.Hayman 14568756 Royal Signals 1943 right - Victor.W.T.Hayman Head Post Office Nottingham Sept 1938 - 1941-42
Bottom - 1945-1946 telegram boy messengers employed at Nottingham H.P.O, Taken in Norfolk Place outside the entrance,to the delivery office, to the rear of the main Post Office Counters situate on Queens Street
My name is John Bradbury and I joined the GPO as a telegram boy in 1968. I initially worked at Norfolk Place on push bikes and then Bantam motor bikes. I became a P&TO in 1971 before joining the Royal Navy in 1972. My Dad, Victor Harry Bradbury (Vic), retired with ill health from the Post Office in1975. He was also in the Royal Sigs during the war. Wally Ludlow was one of my Dad's friends during his time at Nottm Post Office.