I started service in Battersea DO in 1959 as a mopper, then went on Motorcycles at Upper Tooting at 16 - Serial Numbers of memorable bikes were T5189 (on which I gained the day mileage record delivering telegrams of 189 miles in a day) and got a P18 two days later for alleged excessive speed! other serials were,T5222,T3957,and T4202. Names I remember were Dave Maney PSM, and George Surrey PSM, Moppers, Kevin Massey, Gary Langley, Ray Timpson,Roy Parkes, Geof Young, Arthur English,George Forman,Keith Slater,Pat Ames,Billy Ridgers, Ding Dong Bell the cleaner,and Margie Gras Telegraphist. Following being a Postman driver at Putney SDO, I became a PSM at the age of 21 at "Royal Office" SWDO, in charge of 35 Telegram boys, I also served as PSM at Sth. Kensington, West Brompton, and The House of Commons. Later becoming YPSS overseer.At the demise of the telegram service I went to the London Postal School as an Instructor for three terms of three years, then Assistant Inspector NDO, Then moved to the sales force as a PSR I retired as an Account Manager on the sales force.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the people I came into contact with for making my service over the years full of very happy memories. In particular Dave Maney PSM whose guidance leadership and fair discipline standards provided me with a role model in my younger days on how to manage staff I never forgot his mantra Firm,Fair,Friendly. I also would like to thank all the Telegram boys I had the pleasure to manage, and later teach at the London Postal School. Best regards to you all, Maurice Nunn
Hi Maurice> I too was a Sou West boy not Motorcycles as there were no vacancies in my day I was at Howick Place SWDO, then Buck Pal in 1956/57 then took the P&TO exam serving for 2 years at Regent St SW1. Where I met my best mate still are his Dad was an A/I at Battersea Frankie Giles his Uncle at Wandsworth SDO Twilley st OJC Sid Giles. I did my reserve finishing counter duties at Gloucester Road BO SW7. Returning to the DO for writing duties. I transferred then to Scotland, but life went pear shaped I caught virus meningitus, after 1 year sick I was transferred back to SWDO for the rest of my career on Light duties thanks to the UPW and Guvnors. 4 of my family are still in Royal Mail that makes over 200 years family service. I have 2 restored GPO Bantams 125 & 175 cc bikes, plus my self restored Morris Minor Mail Van. Living in Mitcham I often come past the Upper Tooting Office the Garage doors are still there. Thanks for all your stories Paul Wood Woodie 2396SW
hi Maurice>I was a mopper at Leicester Square, but wait for it, I was at Putney S.D.O the same time you were in the early 60s, you were in fact my driver on the late Saturday collections to Battersea starting at East Putney TSO on the Upper Richmond Road
hello Maurice,I am also Maurice! (Wright) you were my PSM at South Kensington for a while along with John Woodford & another I think was called Brown & also Mr Beswick (Bombhead was his nickname.) I was selected to either do the Earls Court exhibition or Buckingham Palace & I chose Buckingham Palace. I went on Adult duties as a postman 1n 1968 at Chelsea office (sadly now closed) & took evr 3 years ago after serving nearly 41 years.
Well how strange ,have just received the courier and read about this website and thought i would give it a go and right at the top of the page a name from the distant past" Maurice Nunn"I too worked at upper Tooting bo 1959-1962 as a messenger my best friends being Jeff Young and yourself ,i knew what happened to jeff but could never find out any info about you, so you did well for yourself ,I too have a lot to thank George Surrey and Dave Maney for although i probably wouldn`t have thought so at the time .You have a good memory remembering all those names ,i can remember being marched round to the barbers because my hair was too long,George i haven`t got any money! dont worry he would reply it can come out of the drinks club money and when you pay it back you pay interest on it , Dave was very much into sport sport do you remember Subooto.I too had a lot of P18 s, i transfered from Richmond and at Richmond we were told allways to bring the telegrams back if we could not get an answer, well as at Tooting no just box them.After i left Tooting i was a postman@Streatham SDO for 4 years then i became a PHG working with Jeff Young and later Bill Ridges and Gary Langley,I then was on the SDSF force till i retuned to Streatham in 1970 retiring in 2005 .Have you Guessed who i am? You take care and all the Best.....
Well Maurice , you have opened up so many memories for me. I was a Putney boy but did work at Tooting when you were there .I started at Battersea in 1960 then at Putney in 1961. My first bantum was T4518 just out of Kibbrook ! I remember your two PSMs do you remember ours ?. Mr Allen and Mr Davies. We did our Sunday duties from Tooting , I remeber the snow . There is so much to say I could write a book .Will write some more soon .