The end of the month will bring a red letter day for Musselburgh resident Ian Wood, as he retires as sub-postmaster at Levenhall.
Having recently celebrated his 60th birthday, Ian will stand down on March 31, when Post Office services transfer to a new branch being established in McColls in Delta Drive.
He took over the Levenhall branch and shop in 1999, following 26 years in banking, and has run the business with the help of staff and family for the past 15 years.
A resident of Grove Street, the 15-minute walk to and from work has definitely been a highlight of the job. He also enjoys the benefits of ‘village’ life associated with the Levenhall area of the town, where his customers and neighbours still talk about “going into Musselburgh”.
While giving up the Post Office, Ian will continue to run the shop, trading as Levenhall Newsagents.
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