Remembering Colin Sowerby – a postmaster at the heart of his community

Remembering Colin Sowerby – a postmaster at the heart of his community

Our postmasters are at the heart of their communities, dedicated and committed to providing excellent service and care to customers, and supporting communities to thrive.   

In this article, we pay a tribute to a special Postmaster Colin Sowerby from Birstall, Leicester, North of England region, who passed away in January after giving 50 years of service to Post Office.

Colin became part of the Post Office on 15 October 1969 he began his journey at Newton Hill in Wakefield and successfully ran this branch for 11 years. In 1980 he moved to Birstall Post Office with his wife Eileen who worked alongside Colin for 19 years, Colin continued to be part of Birstall Community providing Post Office services for 39 years.


Postmaster Colin Sowerby pictured
with Area Manager Melanie Shephard

Colin had many interests and supported the NFSP as Branch secretary for 18 years and his own words thoroughly enjoyed, he was also involved in the Rotary Club that raised money for local and overseas charities for a number of years and again his involvement and achievements was something Colin was very proud of.

Colin was always proud, enthusiastic and passionate about the Post Office. He referred to all the changes he had seen over the years which he always embraced as he said change has to be the way forward.

Colin sadly passed away on 6th January 2020, having been part of the Post Office for the last 50 years as a Postmaster that always put his customers first and was proud to have the Post Office logo above his door.

Colin would have been so thrilled to have seen this article, however his family and Post Office felt this was a fitting tribute to a remarkable Postmaster and to his dedication to the Post Office and his customers.

Post Office sends condolences to the Sowerby family.