Interesting to hear from ex telegram boys few a far between now. I like yourselves joined as a telegram boy back in 1974 in Dartford when telegrams were very popular. I remember the greetings telegrams we had to deliver to weddings and as a sixteen year old I was glad of the crash helmet to cover up the blushes when handing the telegram over to the bride.
On the other hand the death telegram always had a cross on the envelope, our instructions were when this was delivered we had to go next door and tell the neighbour what you had just delivered. There was also the return telegram where customers could if they chose send a reply at a cost of each letter they wrote. Fortunatly I did\'nt have to do any of those.
Well thats some of my memories as a telegram boy back in 1974 riding the Puch Maxi mopeds with the gear lever on the handlebars.