In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Likewise past postmistresses were also remembered with affection.
- I've done all three without missing a beat and thank the postmistress and the five girls who run more of a bank than a post office.
- It continued to house the village school until 1933, when children were taught by the postmistress who lived next door.
- In response to the spate of armed robberies, the Post Office told postmasters and postmistresses warning them to be extra vigilant.
- Rural post offices will be hit hard when direct benefit payments are introduced, the postmistress in Pool-in-Wharfedale fears.
- This is simply down to the resignation of the postmistresses.
- Will postmasters and postmistresses who see their profitability falling risk borrowing more money - if they even can - to expand the goods and services available in their post offices?
- A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: ‘The men demanded money from the postmistress while threatening her with what appeared to be a shotgun, a baseball bat and a crowbar.’
- The postmistress at the sub-post office was emphatic that small packages to Europe no longer required green customs slips.
- In September 2003, Monica retired as the postmistress of Bangor, bringing an end to the 124-year connection between her family and the postal service in the community.
- A lot of postmasters and postmistresses are living in fear due to the recent spate of robberies.
- The building society, in order to cancel my cheque, requested an accompanying letter from the post office stating the reason for non-acceptance but the postmistress refused to give me one!
- For years now, postmasters and postmistresses have been sorting post, something that we were never meant to be doing.
- It will be a sad day for a Guiseley postmistress when her business closes in a month due to Post Office cutbacks.
- According to a local postmistress, businesses have been forced out of the area and a siege mentality, where shop owners live with the daily threat of violence, prevails.
- The postmistress called for security firms to be made responsible for safe keys to try and stem the rising tide of robberies.
- Many sub postmasters and postmistresses have pulled out because the recent changes to the payment of welfare benefits have hacked away at their profit margins.
- They wrapped it in brown paper, addressed it to ‘Hitler, The Palace, Germany’, and took it to the post office, where the postmistress solemnly undertook to see it was delivered.
- Julia served as postmistress at the old post office in Binghamstown for all of her working life, until her retirement some years ago.
- The female postmistress at the post-office is still recovering from the shock of the incident which occurred around 8.20 am on Thursday.
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