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Person to be Proud Of: Number 02

Jim Watson who is retiring from Waringstown Post Office. INLM10-111gc

Jim Watson who is retiring from Waringstown Post Office. INLM10-111gc

Waringstown Subpostmaster Jim Watson retired from the post office at the end of March without a sick day to his name.

Jim (67) used to run a grocery shop in Donaghcloney before selling it on and taking over Waringstown Post Office in 1984.

He said: “I run it all myself. I get no help. I take bank holidays off and a few other holidays during the year. Because I do everything here it’s difficult to get cover.

He said: “Mr McCabe ran it before me for 19 years. Looking at all the names of previous owners I think I might be the longest serving one.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it except for the hold ups. Those were the only negative bits in the last 30 years.

“I love meetng the people and serving the people. It’s great people coming in and sharing problems and talking about the goings on.”

Jim, who devotes much of his time to the Gospel Hall on the Clare Road, is married to Joan and together they’ve two daughters - Elizabeth (40) and Joy (31) - and one son - Andrew (39).

To vote for Jim text LUM (space) PROUD (space) followed by 02 to 61500. Texts cost 25p plus standard network rates.

 

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