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MEMORY LANE: post office during World War One

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Throughout the First World War, Mr Radcliffe ran the Giltbrook Post Office. Although the date of this photograph is unknown, the Kitchener poster calling for young men to ‘do your duty’ reveals that it was between 1914 and 1918. 
Mr Radcliffe, pictured here with his four daughters, had wooden legs as he had previously lost both his legs in a mining accident, although they are hidden in this photograph.

This picture is courtesy of Sue Ward, of Kimberley, who was a postmistress at Giltbrook Post Office for 30 years.

 

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