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 West Mersea Post Office in Yorick Road, with the White Hart just visible on the right. The notice on the front says Post Office for Money Orders, Savings Bank, Parcel Post, Telegraph, Insurance.


Telegram boy Reg Jay on bicycle waiting outside - he was Telegram Boy for Ashton Turner, the postmaster. The wage was six pence and for that he was expected to deliver anywhere on the Island ...
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West Mersea Post Office in Yorick Road, with the White Hart just visible on the right. The notice on the front says "Post Office for Money Orders, Savings Bank, Parcel Post, Telegraph, Insurance.
Telegram boy Reg Jay on bicycle waiting outside - he was Telegram Boy for Ashton Turner, the postmaster. The wage was six pence and for that he was expected to deliver anywhere on the Island including East Mersea [BJ].
He has his black leather pouch attached to his belt. His left foot resting on a step which was attached to the back spindle. I remember in my young days several of the older men didn't cock their leg over the seat with one foot on the pedal, they scooted along with one foot on this step and lifted themselves onto the saddle from the back [RG].
Photograph before 1911 as the hedge etc is 'younger' than in the Cleghorn photograph from September 1911.
The building is now [2015] Barclays Bank.
Date: Before 1911      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Peter Rudlin Collection
Image ID RUD_MIS_025
Category 1 Mersea-->Shops & Businesses
Category 2 Mersea-->Road Scenes
Category 3 [Display on front screen]


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.