Working as a postman in Sopwell – Jack Knight

Jack Knight and his wifeJack Knight was born in 1921. He lived in Nuns Lane after the war. Most of his working life he was a postman in the Cottonmill Lane area and describes what it was like. The main sorting office was in Beaconsfield Road near the station but he also remembers it when it was the Telegraph Office in London Road. He has many memories of the Cottonmill Lane area including the old Sportsman’s Hall cottages, the hunt, the hounds, the farms and mills and also the murder in the allotments which he called the Red Max murder.

Interview date: 22 August 2013. Interviewer: Andrew Johnstone.


  1. Sheila White (Woolmer)

    I remember Jack Knight and his family.
    I lived at 25 Nuns Lane and my Dad was a Postman with Jack, his name was Billy Woolmer.

    Sheila White (Woolmer)


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