Sheffield school cleaner says goodbye after 33 happy years

Sheffield Wednesday fan Anne Greatorex has retired from her job as a cleaner at Lydgate Infants School after 33 years. Our picture shows Anne with pupils, from left, Esme Sait-Bush, Sophia Wales, both aged six and  Albert Wales, aged four.
Sheffield Wednesday fan Anne Greatorex has retired from her job as a cleaner at Lydgate Infants School after 33 years. Our picture shows Anne with pupils, from left, Esme Sait-Bush, Sophia Wales, both aged six and Albert Wales, aged four.
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It just will not be the same around one Sheffield infant school from now on – following the retirement of a longstanding cleaner.

Anne Greatorex has worked at Lydgate Infant School in Crosspool for 33 years and so it was only right staff and pupils made a big fuss on her final day.

Sheffield Wednesday mascot Ollie Owl was a surprise guest at her farewell assembly, recognising Anne’s love of the club.

At a tea party afterwards, she was showered with presents, including a new apron and purse, vouchers and a framed photo of all the staff.

Dewi Bromage, headteacher, said: “Anne has been part of the furniture here – things will be very different without her.

“In Anne’s retirement, the school is losing, not just a wonderful member of the premises team, but a true character in the best sense of the word.

“She will be sorely missed and we wish her all the best,”