Marie Patterson was 17-years-old when she swapped her paper round for a crossing patrol.
As Claire Montgomery reports, she has had to wait a couple of years to put on the famous fluorescent jacket - and now may even have the title of being the country's youngest lollipop lady.
You can watch Claire's full report below.
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Northumbria Police are reminding members of the public about the dangers of taking suspected illegal drugs.
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