Post Office Hero

October 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

What exactly do heroes look like? Well, here's one!

Meet Bipin Patel, he's been a postmaster for 30 odd years in Ecton Brook in Northampton. Nothing heroic about that maybe, but next door to his post office lay an empty pub for the last 9 years.

This bothered Bipin so much, that he decided to use his own money to buy, renovate and turn the pub into a community centre. The guy spent half a million pounds and when I questioned him whether this was a business venture, he said, 'No no just for the community, make it cheap to hire for the people all the drinks everything should be as cheap as a working mens club.

And then, his phone went off, it was a text message from someone asking if they could borrow some money!You may think how cheeky? Bipin mumbled something along the lines of 'I like to help people where I can in life'.

The guy was an inspiration, and you could see from the locals how much they loved him.

The place is amazing I mean first class for the community, well done Bipin, it was an honour to meet you and your lovely wife.

 

Ecton Brook Community Centre, post office.Ecton Brook Community CentreBipin Patel outside Bipin Brook Community Centre Ecton Brook Community Centre, post office.Ecton Brook Community CentreBipin Patel outside Bipin Brook Community Centre Ecton Brook Community Centre, post office.Ecton Brook Community CentreBipin Patel outside Bipin Brook Community Centre Ecton Brook Community Centre, post office.Ecton Brook Community CentreBipin Patel outside Bipin Brook Community Centre


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