LETTER FROM THE PAST.
Take transport alone. One-man operation of buses means getting rid of conductors.
Milk and bread roundsmen - nearly all firms employed a youth as a helpmate.
The railways played an important part.
They had Snow Hill, the parcel delivery, Hockley goods, Handsworth and Smethwick - all used to employ young people connected with transport.
Post offices at one time has messenger boys. All these have gone.
I, with many other young chaps, joined the Army. But even this today is curbed because they are getting choosey.
F H Jennings, Sutton Coldfield Evening Mail, June 4, 1977