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Safe Drivers
William Brown's Safe Driving badges, and his
St John Ambulance Badge.

The Rushden Echo and Argus, 1st May 1959, transcribed by Jim Hollis

Post Office van drivers
Five of the six Rushden Post Office van drivers who gained safe driving awards gather near their vans after Inspector Ellis had presented them with their certificates.

l-r: Mr A Morrow, Mr M L Lamb, Mr W Birt, Mr W Cox, and Mr A R Mantle behind the wheel. Missing from the picture is Mr C G Childs, who was out on his rounds.

Many safe journeys
While his five colleagues were receiving their safe-driving awards from Rushden Police Inspector H. Ellis on Wednesday morning, Mr. C. G. Childs, a post office van driver, was out on his rounds, completing yet another safe journey.

Mr. Childs was one of six drivers to gain awards, the highest one being presented to Mr. A. McMorrow, who received a second bar to his five-year medal.

Mr. W. A. Birt received a first bar to a five-year medal, Mr. W. J. Cox, first year certificate; Mr. A. R. Mantle, second year certificate; and Mr. M. L. Lamb, third year certificate.

The postmaster, Mr. F. Ford, in introducing Inspector Ellis to the drivers, said the Rushden office had a very good record – over 28,000 miles were covered yearly, 20,000 of them in the town under difficult traffic conditions – and there had been no accidents.

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