48 High Street, Mrs Russell Post mistress c 1890

  • Mrs Russell, c. 1890
Archive Notes:

Photo of Mrs Russell postmistress in c.1890 after death of her husband John Russell. She ran it until 1908 when Maud Tubb took over this role, still run from 48 High Street. Alice Tubb, perhaps her 33-year old daughter, was in charge in 1911 (Maud is not on the 1911 census). Apart from Alice Tubb, there were five postmen on the 1911 census, George Clements, Albert Rogers, Charles Jennings, Albert Jones and Frederick Lees; and three listed as involved in the Postal Telegraph, Thomas Hanner, John Putt and 15-year old William Jones

As Mrs Russells photograph shows, she modelled herself in appearance on Queen Victoria.

See also record 1251.

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