Postman who died in snow will be "sorely missed" say colleagues
By The Tiverton Gazette | Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 16:22
TRIBUTES have been paid to a postman who collapsed and died on his round on Saturday as he battled to free his van from heavy snow.
John Bircham, of Dulverton, Somerset, suffered a suspected heart attack while on his rounds near East Anstey, a Royal Mail source said.
Royal Mail manager Ian Frankum, said Mr Bircham had been a postman for 24 years and worked at the Dulverton delivery office. "He was a valued member of staff. He will be sorely missed," he said.