One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman in charge of a sub-post office.‘the sub-postmistress at the old-fashioned post office’
- ‘A sub-postmistress offered to lend customers her own money after the loss of the shop's internet connection left her unable to pay pensions or benefits.’
- ‘She said that even though she did not fit the normal age profile of a rural sub-postmistress, most customers have not commented on it.’
- ‘A village sub-postmistress has spoken of her relief after computer problems which saw her business forced out of service over Christmas were solved.’
- ‘The sub-postmistress of Oxford Road post office, who did not want her name printed, said she was overwhelmed by the response from her customers.’
- ‘The teacher's mother is the sub-postmistress at the tiny post office on the corner of a terraced street.’
- ‘The UK's longest-serving sub-postmistress will stamp her last parcel this month after a career spanning seven decades.’
- ‘A sub-postmistress has revealed she is also operating from a wooden shed - measuring just 8ft by 6ft.’
- ‘The sub-postmistress is manning the service which still provides a busy and active hub for the cummunity all these years later.’
- ‘She stepped into the breach as postmistress when the village post office closed after the former sub-postmistress moved abroad.’
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