From 1946 my grandfather was sub-postmaster at the post office on the corner of Newton Street and Tilery Road. He worked there for 22 years until he retired on his 65th birthday which coincided with the closure of the post office. The story was featured in the Evening Gazette under the heading “The Last Post for Bill” although he was actually named William Henry Cartwright, but known as Harry.
My Dad, also William Henry worked in the shop, along with my Gran, Sadie (Sarah) Cartwright nee McNaughton. William Henry Jnr. married my Mother Edith Mary Hughes, who lived in Headlam Street, Tilery.