END OF AN ERA FOR POSTAL PAIR

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

AF­TER 24 years as post mistress of the Brunswick Post Of­fice, Lynda Jones has called it a day but ad­mits she will miss the daily face-to-face contact with her cus­tomers.

On May 1 Mrs Jones and her hus­band Ron sold the busi­ness to Brunswick cou­ple Liz and Fran­cis Bur­goyne for Mrs Bur­goyne to run.

Mr Jones started as post­mas­ter in 1990 and the cou­ple bought the busi­ness on May 1, 1993, af­ter Aus­tralia Post was pri­va­tised.

The cou­ple worked the busi­ness to­gether un­til 1999 when Mrs Jones took over and her hus­band pur­sued another job.

“It was hard work for some years to make the busi­ness vi­able but we have achieved it,” Mrs Jones said.

“I know just about ev­ery­one in town and love the peo­ple contact.

“Dur­ing my time I have seen chil­dren com­ing in with their moth­ers and now they have grown up and bring their own chil­dren along.

“We have made life-long friends in town and be­came in­volved in the com­mu­nity which led to strong con­nec­tions to the peo­ple in town.”

“I will miss them and I will also miss rid­ing my mo­tor­cy­cle to de­liver the mail ev­ery day, but I know the busi­ness is in good hands.”

Mrs Jones said if the weather was fine, her de­liv­ery round could take a few hours be­cause she stopped and had chats along the way.

While Mr Jones is still work­ing for Har­vey Wa­ter, Mrs Jones will have more time to spend with their two chil­dren and six grand­chil­dren in Ea­ton.

Pic­ture: Han­nelore Hep­burn

Brunswick post of­fice li­censee Lynda Jones and hus­band Ron will miss the per­sonal in­ter­ac­tion with cus­tomers.

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