A much-loved postman in Marlow celebrated his 60th birthday with residents on his daily route around the town.

Fred Smith is a well-known figure in the neighbourhood and is the inspiration behind the postman character in the recent novel by Robert Thorogood, "The Marlow Murder Club".

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Local residents decorated the street with banners, balloons, and messages to celebrate their postman's 60th birthday.

The postman was presented with a big birthday card at the end of the postman’s route.

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Residents of Wycombe Road, Campbell Road, Southview Road, Oak Tree Road, and Kennedy Close have also contributed to a GoFundMe page for Fred.

The total currently stands at over £1700 from local donations across Marlow.