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    Memorial for 'selfless' postman


    Billy Martin lays a wreath for Robert Cunningham on the moor


    Tributes have been paid to a postman who died in a blizzard while delivering mail 100 years ago.
    Robert Cunningham died at the age of 27 after being forced to take a detour across moors near the Ayrshire village of Ballantrae.
    He froze to death alone just a short distance from his home.
    A wreath will be laid on the moor to mark the 100th anniversary of his death and a service will be held at Ballantrae Parish Church.
    Postman Billy Martin will join local residents in paying tribute.
    He said: "The story of Robert Cunningham and his selfless devotion to duty is an inspiration to me and all the Royal Mail posties around this area. "His story is part of local history and legend and he deserves to be remembered across the country." Andrew Wood, the Royal Mail's area manager for the west of Scotland, said: "Robert Cunningham's story is a poignant reminder of the terrific sense of duty that is an integral part of Royal Mail history."



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    Getting himself killed helped no one. He really shouldn't be an inspiration - I'd rather receive my post than have a dead but devoted postie and no post.

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    Default Re: Memorial for 'selfless' postman

    That should read "idiot postman"

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    Default Re: Memorial for 'selfless' postman

    I think things were completely different 100 years ago. I don't think you would see that sort of dedication these days.

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    Default Re: Memorial for 'selfless' postman

    Quote Originally Posted by Brock View Post
    I think things were completely different 100 years ago. I don't think you would see that sort of dedication these days.
    Well someone would get sued these days and there would be a multi-million pound enquiry.

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