Sir Arthur Blackwood (1832-1893)

Sir Stevenson Arthur Blackwood was Secretary to the Post Office from 1880 to 1893 and nicknamed ‘Beauty’ because of his good looks. His philanthropic convictions led him to be involved in a number of charities and societies, including the Boy Telegraph Messenger Institutes and as president of the anti-alcohol Post Office Total Abstinence Society which had almost 3,000 members and branches in 31 towns.