So what was your pay in those days ,did you have tokens voucher to use in the canteen and what was there value and do you remeber what could be brought with them , down in Birmingham we had token vouchers worth 15pence , which brought us egg & chips
what hours did you work , and what was the cost of the return telegram if they wanted to reply
what kind of scraps did you get into or any of the other messenger boys
Well now your asking, so had to have a con-flab with the wife! Apparently we had a weekly wadge packets and for the life of me I cant remember how much my wadges were, the wife was on £4.8s so i'm guessing somewhere around £3 to £4.
Defiantly did not have any tokens for food, but the canteen was above the main post Office. Grays was a small office with just four boys, three bikes and one push bike. Never in three years did I ever take a reply to a telegram, and the wife says it was never offered as a service.
A typical 9am to 5pm working-day but there was a rota that one boy stayed on till 7pm with a Sunday delivery from 9am to 11am or 12 mid day, not to sure about what times we finished on Sunday!
We all got on very well with one or two strange characters over the years, but no scraps as we were to busy meeting up at various locations for a fag and cup of tea!
I take it that you had a much larger office in Birmingham then!