Post Office

Not just a telephone engineer (1954-2001)

Brian reflects upon the things he learnt from the different jobs he had over the course of his working life – from working in a factory and as a groundsman before his main career with the GPO/BT. He would even get to revisit some previous skills afterwards. I failed my 11+, which I totally opposed. […]

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The Post Office

Preamble I had a basic education and left school in 1952 at the age of 15, without any examination qualifications. Destined to follow my father into his workplace, an engineering factory. Or perhaps some form of apprenticeship or a dead end job. School leavers had the opportunity of visiting the Youth Employment office (YEO) (Part […]

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The post office engineer – and the horses (1940s-2016)

Although most of Dick’s life was as a Post Office engineer, his first job was as ‘ho gee’ boy on the farm. My first job was before I’d left school. I started work when I was 11 year old on the farm as a ‘ho gee’ boy. In those days [late 1940s] agriculture was labour […]

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