LOOKING BACK - October 2 edition

Postal workers in Rugby 1943
Postal workers in Rugby 1943
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Rugby’s post ladies about 1943

Looking very smart in their navy blue skirt-suit uniforms, these ladies were photographed at Rugby’s General Post Office in North Street around 1943.

They were all postal delivery ladies during the Second World War. Starting work at 5.45am each day, they sorted the mail by hand and then started the first of their two daily delivery rounds at 7am.

The picture belongs to Irene Wiles (nee Eliott) who is third from the right on the back row. She can remember most of her colleagues, who were: (back from left) Nora McGuiness, Mrs Lawrence, Hilda Harper, Kath Duckett, Irene Eliott, unknown, unknown.

(Front from left) Sheila, Betty, Mrs Hudson, Hilda Hawkins and unknown.