A POPULAR postmaster at East Hagbourne’s community shop is retiring at the age of 80.

Terry Clarke started working at the post office in the New Road shop when it was set up in 2001. The former Didcot shop owner is retiring in February after 13 years’ service.

Mr Clarke said: “It has been great working here, absolutely wonderful. It is a nice village community – everything has gone very well, I never counted it as work because it has always been a pleasure to come.”

This is the second time the great-grandfather-of-two has retired – stepping down as the owner of jewellery and gift shop Gift Idea’s in Didcot’s Broadway in 2000. He only meant to work at the post office for six months after getting bored in retirement.

He added: “I will be sad to leave but I will be 80, so it is about time to call it a day.”

  • The shop’s committee is looking for a replacement part-time postmaster or postmistress to fill Mr Clarke’s shoes.

To apply, call 01235 813326 or email jajones@dsl.pipex.com