Lollipop Man retires


Friday 22nd December 2017 was the last day of work for local ‘lollipop man’, TOM STEWART, who retired after providing 19 years of continuous service.

Tom, of Iona Path has been stationed at the High Blantyre Primary School Crossing near the entrance to Glenfruin Road for almost 2 decades, keeping children safe on that busy road.

Local residents joined me on the morning of Thursday 21st December 2017, in wishing Tom all the best on his imminent retirement, with 2 local ladies being accosted for a photographs. Tom told me, “It’s absolutely flown past, 19 years in the blink of an eye.” Tom also hinted he’s looking forward to being out of the cold and has enjoyed his time at work.

Proud daughter Roberta added, “He’s very sad to be stepping down but feels that at his age it’s about time he puts his feet up and relax.”

To mark the occasion, as schools broke up for 2017, High Blantyre Primary School held a small thank you ceremony at 2pm on Tom’s final day at work.

Congratulations on your retirement Tom and thank you for all your work, through all weather! Blantyre Telegraph dropped off a gift worth £40, to say thanks on behalf of all of us.

Photos: Blantyre Telegraph

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Blantyre Project I’ve written before about who our lollipop men and women were (all over Blantyre), but who are their names NOW?
Carol Ann Cunning My uncle’s taken over from Tom. His name is Alex Strachan

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