Any­one still get a brown en­ve­lope?

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I HAVE re­cently had the oc­ca­sion of vis­it­ing the North­wood area, which brought back mem­o­ries of where I worked for a short while, while my hus­band was sta­tioned at RAF North­wood years ago.

We did the wages and salaries for six lo­cal hos­pi­tals so we were kept very busy. The weekly wages were pre­pared in en­velopes, which I’m sure a lot of your read­ers will re­mem­ber so, once weekly the to­tal amount (ex­act) would ar­rive by Se­curi­cor, to be placed in the en­velopes. This was the old pounds, shillings and pence.

The of­fices were on the right, on the road up to the hos­pi­tal.

I re­call they had the odd show per­form­ing there; whether this was put on by staff, I can’t re­mem­ber.

As I moved away to the north, I won­dered if there was any­one who worked there in the mid-1960s liv­ing in the area who would like to get in touch.

The wages are all done else­where now, in Wat­ford or Hilling­don.

I won­der if any­one ever re­ceives the lit­tle en­ve­lope for wages like they used to, or has it com­pletely gone? KATH­LEEN CRAIG

Club Lane Rod­ley, Leeds

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