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Author:  Wilding Mad [ Fri May 06, 2022 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  A personal view of Harrison and sons of High Wycombe

I have recently come across an autobiography written by a Mr. JOHN N. BARCOCK, part of which covers a period between 1956 to 1966 when he worked at Harrison and sons of High Wycombe.
http://jnbarcock.co.uk/My%20Times%20at% ... 0Ltd..html
The report is of a personal nature but it also gives some fascinating details relating to the firms history etc.
I thought you might be interested in reading it If you are not already aware of his writings, there may be some additional information within the text that you are unaware of.
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Imagine the stamps that these people must have produced over the years, you may remember, there was no computers in those days !

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(429.87 KiB)

Thank you John for your recollections !

Many more items posted online such as this particular autobiography, have been saved for posterity that could have been eradicated are now preserved on this UK web archives site >

https://www.webarchive.org.uk/en/ukwa/s ... e=Web+Page

Amongst the many topics to be found in the above archives is a list of all philatelic glossary presented by the British postal museum. >

https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/a ... ary?term=A

Things ain't what they used to be.
One of the many pictures stored in the archives for viewing.
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Photograph of a Royal Mail van by lake Buttermere, 1937.

This photograph appeared in the May 1939 edition of the Post Office Magazine. At the time the prospect of war was clearly looming over the nation. Although the opening article referred to the apprehensiveness of the public about aerial warfare, the rest of the magazine continued more peacefully.

This image accompanied an article by T M Salkeld about the GPO and the romance of the Lake District. The photograph shows how the Post Office presented itself as a quintessential part of British life. Salkeld wrote:

"Keswick Post Office...is one of the most delightful in the north,... it is quite in keeping with the amenities of the district."

WM.

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