Cecil Stanley Dennes (known as Tommy), was born in South Street, Ventnor in 1896 and began his working life as a fruiterer’s porter, according to the 1911 Census. A few years later, he had become a butcher, before enlisting in the 8th Btn Hampshire Regiment as a Rifleman in January 1914. He served for 3 years and 147 days, gaining the rank of Lance Corporal. After the war he became a postman, using a horse-drawn cart to complete the delivery into the 1930s. Picture shows him with is cart outside The Rendezvous (previously Redan Villa) on the corner of Park Avenue and Zig Zag Road.
Read PDF version here: Postal delivery in Ventnor in the 1920s