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Britain’s Longest-Serving Postmistress Retires

Today, Esther Brauer retires after 61 years as post mistress for the Scottish Highland village of Kylesku.

Esther runs the post office from her tiny garden shed. She told BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine that she was retiring because of computer issues: "The computer's doing my head in, it's been going doolally on me!" She's Britain's longest serving post mistress, having started in 1953 when she was 22 . The Jeremy Vine Show is broadcast Monday to Friday at 12:00 BST on BBC Radio 2. Or listen again via the link.

  • 19 May 2014