Who were the posties in retirement photo?

Waterlooville postmen in 1938.

Waterlooville postmen in 1938.

A redundant Blackpool tram in Havant goods yard between 1964 and 1966.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

A streetcar named Hayling Billy would have run on saved line

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I have received a note from Mike Hill, of Waterlooville, about this photo of a retiring postmaster. He is writing a book on the postal service in the town.

The picture appeared in Alison Marshall’s book Waterlooville – A Modern Village published in 1983 and it was thought the picture showed the retirement of postmaster HT Bettesworth, of Horndean, in 1938.

However, Mr Bettesworth was never recorded as being the postmaster and indeed had died in 1923.

Mike believes that it is Charles Albert Bettesworth who was 74 in 1938. He is also trying to find out who the postmen are in this photo. Can anyone help?


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