Beloved Airdrie lollipop lady retires after 40 years

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(Image: Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser)

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“I went round all the classrooms with the headteacher and let all the pupils see the medal, and they were all very pleased.”

cheap canada goose uk Victoria Primary headteacher Audrey Houston hailed Cathy’s wonderful service to the school and wished her all the best for the future. cheap canada goose uk

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