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1935 - "Like all other great organisations the Post Office had difficulty maintaining its staff when the Great War took many of its workers to military service. Thousands of women and girls were recruited and the Postwoman, in her neat blue serge tunic and skirt and blue straw hat, became a familiar figure all over [Britain]. As the men returned/ after the War the number of post-women dwindled until there now remain about 570, working part-time where suitable male labour is not available.'.