Stylish Chapel-en-le-Frith postman Pete turns heads dressed as Snow White

A Chapel-en-le-Frith postman had mouths agape and jaws dropping as he paraded through the town delivering mail dressed as Snow White.

Pete Frawley, 50, donned the dreamy costume to raise money for Stepping Hill Hospital - along with 29 other dress-up posties - raising over £3,000 in one day.

Dad-of-three Pete spent five hours sashaying the streets of Chapel like a princess - dropping mail off at roughly 300 houses and farms on Friday last week.

Pete, who has been a postman in Chapel for 19 years, described the flowing dress as ‘cool’, saying ‘I can understand why women wear dresses now’.

Pete Sashays along as a princess

However he added that he would not be wearing the garish garb ‘all the time’ or in ‘my professional capacity’ in future.

He said: “People were quite shocked seeing Snow White on their doorsteps and looked a bit confused seeing Snow White walking past their windows.

“I turned a few heads in the town centre and had a few pictures taken but I felt really happy it was making people smile and the kids were loving it - it was quite fun.

“It was a hot day but I felt really cool wearing it - I think I looked pretty good although I didn’t have time to do makeup and I’ve got a bit of a beard.

It's off to work we go...

“My 12-year-old son tried it on and it looked great on him.”

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Though Pete admitted he was worried the extravagant vestment would be a poor fit he added ‘I’m pretty slim so it looked Ok’.

He said: “A couple of people I’ve walked past since have said ‘not got your dress today?’”

Pete said 'people were quite shocked seeing Snow White on their doorsteps'

Alongside Pete’s impressive apparel other High Peak postal workers transformed as a Native American, Mario, Fred and Wilma Flinstone, Batman, Spiderman and a cowboy to name just a few.

Pete, who has worked as a postman for 28 years in various parts of the country, has been loaned several other costumes including Queen of Hearts, Batman and a man eaten by a shark.

The posey postie hopes to make an appearance out and about in other guises during the coming weeks.

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Pete said 'I think I looked pretty good'

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Pete's colleagues dressed as Fred and Wilma Flintstone