Post lady’s first class send off

VILLAGERS in Staverton bid a sad farewell to their post lady after more than two decades of service.

At a get-together at Staverton Village Hall on Friday, residents of Staverton said goodbye to Val Reynolds who has been delivering good news, bad news, bills and cards after more than 23 years.

More than a 100 villagers gathered to raise a glass, wish her well and say thank you.

Villager Michael Green said: “Whatever the weather Val Reynolds circumnavigated the village delivering the post with a cheerful smile and a friendly wave, keeping a watchful eye on things when residents were away and always making sure that parcels were delivered instead of being whisked away to a sorting office miles away.”

Val had come to live with her young family in Staverton in 1973, sending her daughter Clare to the village school. Royal Mail has redeployed her route to Newnham where she now lives.