As part of the refurbishment of the GPO Memorial garden at the National Arboretum, a plaque commemorating seven Birmingham postmen who lost their lives in World War II was found to be in poor condition, and removed.

Thanks to diligent research by one of our Trustees, Martyn Bunn, more has been learnt about this memorial. It was found amongst rubble at a demolished GPO building in Ladywood, Birmingham, and eventually moved to the Arboretum, where it was re-dedicated at a special service in July 2014. 

It has now been restored and in the near future is to return to its rightful home in Erdington, Birmingham, during the uplift of the Post Office building there.

More information about the men who gave their lives can be found at: