Having been appointed towards the end of last year, Dr Manzoor Alam took over as only the 16th postmaster in Sanquhar Post Office, one in continuous service since 1712 and according to Guinness World Records the world’s oldest working one.
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It’s good to see the tradition will continue, the more so as apparently this will be done by somebody who really cares. The only fly in the ointment is that they couldn’t find anybody Scottish and the rescue had to come from Birmingham . . .