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Sep 21, 2020

Telegraph boy's WW1 deliveries


When telegraphs from the front arrived at Crickhowell Post Office during the First World War, it fell to Hector Parons, aged 14, to deliver the bad news to local families. He began work as ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

telegraph boy in 1915 and his knock on the door was dreaded in many households. Memories of the job stayed with him for life. He also lost two relatives of his own in the war. For more about the post office's history and a photo of Hector, scan the QR codes in the post office window with your smartphone or tablet. Or click here