If I may return to your pages in answer to K Howerd ['Actually, we do need POs', Letters, July 17], who unfortunately did not understand what I was alluding to in my original letter.

When I was a boy I used to be employed on Saturdays by our local baker to help him deliver his bread. Later on I changed to helping our local milkman to deliver on Saturdays, and on some days I helped the coal man collect his money. You may ask what is this to do with our argument?

They have all gone by the board, it is progress. If this didn't happen we would be living in the dark ages, there are numerous services that we have lost and no one regrets this more than I, but we have to face up to the truth. Listen to your elders but have a nice day.


Stanmore Middx