Catherine Harer hung up her fluorescent coat for good on the last day of term after her final shift as Chorleywood Primary School Crossing Patrol, aka smiley Lollipop Lady.
Catherine has been on duty every morning outside the school in Stag Lane for the last eleven years.
” The children that left to to go to secondary school at the end of this term weren’t born when I started!” says Catherine, ” I have met some lovely families over the time and also lots of maddening drivers who refuse to stop. The Head came out on my last day and gave me a garden lantern as a leaving present, I love it ! I’m looking forward to having full free days and being able to book holidays during term time! ”
Parents were sad to see Catherine retire and thanked her for crossing their children safely, adding that she would also be much missed for her daily friendly smile,