The UK's longest-servingmail carrierhangs his mail bag 59 years later.
Jim Hard Battle (74 years old) started as a messenger in May 1963. In the same month, The Beatles topped the UK Singles Chart for the first time.
However, after 60 years of service, he finally filed a notice last week, stating that he realized it was "time for me to go."
Jim from Hull, East Yorkshire, was 15 when he started telegramging and writing letters on his BSA bantam 125cc bike.
At the age of 18, he started daily rounds from major sorting stations in the city.
He must wear blue cavalry twill trousers with red piping on his legs and a cap with a well-polished badge and dress that part. did not.
Jim states: He had the opportunity to deliver by van, so it wasn't too long to walk. He had to be 19 to do that.
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Jim still drives about 55 miles a day, but uses the latest technology, such as scanners, for delivery.
He quit his job in July and said he missed his colleague the most.
He added: Yes, I had to work overtime, but working hard doesn't kill anyone.
According to a statement from Royal Mail, "59 years of great achievement in any profession, Jim Hardbattle has served us and our customers for decades." Thank you. ”
Communication Workers Union added: "No matter what Jim does, he's a long-standing legend and a pillar of the community. Everything in the union wants him to be the best."