Janet retires after 45 years

Submitted picture'FOND FAREWELL: Janet Hill, retiring manager of Mthe Co-op's Jacksdale foodstore, pictured with colleagues Angie Lewis (left) and Kirsty Smith (right).
Submitted picture'FOND FAREWELL: Janet Hill, retiring manager of Mthe Co-op's Jacksdale foodstore, pictured with colleagues Angie Lewis (left) and Kirsty Smith (right).

a JACKSDALE shopworker has retired after 45 years’ service.

Staff at the Co-op in the village have said farewell to their manager, Janet Hill. Janet has been the manager at the Selston Road store for five years but started her career with the Co-op back in 1966 when she joined a store on Church Street, Eastwood, at the age of 15.

She said: “The Church Street store was one of the first self-service stores at the time, and up to that point all shops were counter service so that was quite novel.

“My duties were very straight forward, I had to keep the shop clean and tidy and generally help out.” Janet was be treated to a send off by colleagues, friends and family at a party at the Miners’ Welfare Club in Jacksdale.