In early February 1979, a ‘labour of love’ that had lasted 33 years ended with retirement.
Miss May Cowan retired as the manager of the Blantyre Unemployment Benefit Office, a position she had held for the previous 4 years. However, her career had spanned 33 years including positions at Bellshill, Motherwell, Carluke and Shotts.
The Blantyre staff at the Unemployment office are pictured presenting May with a typewritter as she intended to write and illustrate children’s books in her retirement years. Area Benefit Manager Mr. R McCrae presents. It was noted May had thoroughly enjoyed her career.
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