It’s a small world as they say. Your Uncle was much respected by my Aunt (who had previously retired from full-time work at Crookes Post Office before working part-time for Mr Beardshaw). We all lived up the road from Duke Street PO on Hyde Park Terrace – so it was very a very convenient workplace for her. Excellent.
I do remember my late Aunt working on a part-time basis as a counter clerk for Mr Beardshaw who was sub-postmaster at Duke Street Post Office in the 1970’s. He was a lovely, polite, tall, bespectacled man I seem to recall (with my failing memory). He was always correctly referred to as Mr Beardshaw – so never knew his first name!!!