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Paperboy Still Going Strong As 90th Birthday Approaches

Thursday December 5 2013


Victor Haynes Victor Haynes


HE may turn 90 this week but that won't stop Victor Haynes turning out every morning as a paperboy!

Sprightly Victor walks with a lively swagger that belies his 89 years and locals reckon he is the oldest paperboy Cawthorne has ever had.

Vic, of The Park, started the job in 2004 and has never had a day off.

He said: "A young lad was doing it and he packed it in. One of my neighbours said 'what are we going to do?' and I told her I had no idea.

"So straight away she ran in the house, rang the post office, came back out and said to me 'you've go the job'.

"That was when I was 81 and I'm 89 now.

"In the summertime it's lovely. Saying that though I like it in winter too. I just enjoy it I suppose, getting out, walking and seeing people."

Vic's round has made him a well-known character in Cawthorne, the village where he has lived all his life.

Parish councillor Margaret Broadhead believes him is the oldest 'original Cawthorner' still living, following the death of his cousin Angus Broadhead, 91, on October 28.

Sandra Scorah, from Cawthorne Post Office, said she was delighted he stayed on when she took over the post office two years ago.

"Vic has lived in the village all his life and is known by many as a genuinely lovely gentleman," she said.

"He's so reliable and a great asset to the delivery team and just gets on with it.

"Quite a few people in the village have asked if he is the oldest in England - we believe there is a guy who is about 93 who still has an active round but he's certainly up there."

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Reply Posted by sid on Thursday December 5 2013 at 14:25
What a man! People like Vic light up my day! Hope I'm doing something like that at his age! What a good man he is. Breath taking.

Reply Posted by KymH on Thursday December 5 2013 at 14:47
What a lovely man, Vic u shud b proud x

Reply Posted by saf on Thursday December 5 2013 at 14:52
Nice one Vic and long may you continue.

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday December 5 2013 at 14:55
Go one sunshine hope u wrap up warm in this awful weather god bless xx

Reply Posted by topman on Thursday December 5 2013 at 16:44
Top man VIC, when you retire I will have the job mate.i am a young 67 yrs..hahhah

Reply Posted by Chris Scorah on Friday December 6 2013 at 21:02
It's out shop Vic works for and he is an absolute gent. We are proud and lucky to have him.