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Group with Royal Mail Donkey Shay, Ruan Minor, about 1914-1918

NumberHESFM:2016.13973
PlaceRuan Minor Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1914 — 1918
KeywordsRuan Minor People Trades and Professions Post Office War and Conflict World War One
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

A large group of men, women and children with the Royal Mail donkey shay that delivered local news, letters and parcels in Ruan Minor, taken around 1914-1918. The man in uniform holding the donkey's reins is thought to be Tommy Daw, a well known face in the Parish, who would have returned to his role as postman after serving in World War One.