'Good Luck Mrs Currie': Much-loved Suffolk lollipop lady retires after 23 years

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A much-loved lollipop lady from Suffolk has decided to retire after nearly 23 years of helping children cross the road safely.

Beryl Currie has been a familiar face in the market town of Beccles but has now decided it is time for her to stop her lollipop duties and hang up her stick for the final time.

The 81-year-old has never taken a day off in the two decades she has been greeting thousands of children at Beccles Primary Academy with a smile.

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The teachers and pupils at the school organised a big send-off and surprised Beryl with a party in the playground.

They played music by her favourite singer, Tom Jones, had lots of cake and even some dancing.

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Beryl recounts her time as a lollipop lady fondly, no matter the weather.

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Beryl has kept generations of children safe, some are now parents themselves while others have returned to work alongside her.

Beryl says it was a hard decision to call it a day but she will be back in a new role as a cleaner.