Long Serving Lollipop Lady Ann’s Last Crossing Patrol.
Monday 14th April 2014 @ 08:30 by Anna Fletcher


After almost three decades helping children safely across the road near Lyndhurst Community Primary School, lollipop Lady Ann Swann has retired.
After 28 and-a-half years the lollipop lady completed her last shift on March 31 but will continue to help the school by continuing her role as a Midday Assistant.
Despite such a long career as a lollipop lady Ann did not intend to do it for so long.
“I started working as a lollipop lady because I had three daughters at school,” she said. “I only meant to do it for a while but I just sort of stayed. “Now my youngest has been a teacher for 11 years and “I have been crossing the children of children I crossed years ago.
“I won’t miss the bad weather but I will miss the children who have been giving me lots of hugs.
“It’s been a good job – it’s a nice little school with nice little children.”
The school’s Headteacher paid tribute to Ann’s dedication over a number of years.
“She worked for over 25 years on Crescent Road ensuring all our school children get to school safely,” added Jane Wolfenden.
“Over the years she made sure she got to know the children. “She always had a smile on her face whatever the weather even when standing in the snow and rain.”