A local lollypop man is hanging up his high vis jacket after nearly 20 years.
At 92 years old, Gilbert fryer, or Gilly as he's fondly known, has decided to retire from his role at Carrington Infant and Junior School in High Wycombe.
Born in High Wycombe in 1928, Gilly is a life long Wycombe Wanderers fan who did national service with the RAF.
The schools held a special assembly in his honour and presented Gilly with a lollipop cake and a cash collection. Gilly donated the cash back to the schools and asked it be used to purchase two rainbow coloured ‘Gilly benches’.
Cllr. Steven Broadbent is Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport. He said,
“We can’t thank Gilly enough for his fantastic service to the parents, carers and children of Flackwell Heath over the years. He’s such a wonderful character and I know his departure will have a big impact on their daily routines.
“I’d like to pay tribute to him for his dedication in what’s a really valuable community role and I have loved hearing all the stories about him today – it’s clear he always brightened everyone’s day. I hope he enjoys his retirement.”