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I Brecon's Postmaster.

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I Brecon's Postmaster. I RECORD OF POSTAL PROGRESS. Mr G. H. Edwards (postmaster of Brecon) who retired recently, after completing 42 years' service, was the senior postmaster in South Wales. Mr Edwards, who is the son of the late Capt. Charles Edwards, of Swansea, was educated at the Kilvey Copper Works School. He entered the Post Office at Swansea as a supernumerary clerk in 1873, and was, subsequently, stationed at Llanelly and Gloucester. In 1889 li'e was appoint- j ed postmaster of Brecon, a post from which he now retires with the best wishes of the staff and the inhabitants of the town. In conversation with a Press representative, Mr Edwards said that, in 1889, when he was ap- pointed postmaster, there were 40 employees on the outdoor staff attached to the Brecon postal district. Now there were 102. The indoor staff, which, in 1889, consisted of six, was now more than double that number. Sub-offices had in- creased from 12 to 34, money order offices from five to 12, telegraph offices from four to 14, and rural boxes from 10 to 50. Mr Edwards said Mr W. J. Nott was one of the first gentlemen to make an application for the telephone in Brecon. The exchange started with 30 subscribers. There were, at present, five trunk lines, seven junction lines, .and 10 sub-exchanges, attached to the Brecon Post Office.

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