Memory Lane - Wrong date for Mail Office photo

A Northern daily Mail worker pictured with a pile of newspapers back in 1949.
A Northern daily Mail worker pictured with a pile of newspapers back in 1949.

I BELIEVE you are 10 years too early with your caption on page 13 (Mail 2, March 5).

The photograph which was taken in the “new” despatch department could not be 1949.

By the look of the windows in the background they were installed when the linotype room and the despatch department, which was below, were extended in approximately 1956/58.

The smart young man in the picture was John Hall who worked in Newspaper Sales and also Despatch.

Colin Campbell,

Mail 1956 to 1997,

Alness Grove,

Hartlepool.