Tributes paid to long-serving lollipop lady

Essex County Standard: Patricia Butcher Patricia Butcher

A POPULAR lollipop lady has lost her battle with cancer.

Patricia Butcher helped youngsters safely get to Myland Primary School for more than 35 years before she was forced to retire due to ill-health.

She began the job when her only child Ralph started going to the school, and was eventually replaced by a traffic light at the Mill Road junction with Mile End Road.

Patricia, who bought lollipops for children at special times of year, including Christmas, received many awards for her service and went to Buckingham Palace after her 35 year award.

Her cremation will take place on Wednesday at 11.45am at Colchester Crematorium, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Marks Tey Methodist Church at 1pm.

For the full tribute see today's Gazette.

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3:27pm Mon 24 Feb 14

linton68 says...

A dedicated lady 35 years looking after the road safety of our local school children. It's nice that this paper should give her this write up.
When you consider that : So called celebrites get a royal knighthood for
Bu**er all. This puts things in perspective..
A dedicated lady 35 years looking after the road safety of our local school children. It's nice that this paper should give her this write up. When you consider that : So called celebrites get a royal knighthood for Bu**er all. This puts things in perspective.. linton68
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4:34pm Mon 24 Feb 14

charlies angel says...

linton68 wrote:
A dedicated lady 35 years looking after the road safety of our local school children. It's nice that this paper should give her this write up.
When you consider that : So called celebrites get a royal knighthood for
Bu**er all. This puts things in perspective..
Well said amazing lady. Always smiling ,everyone's friend
[quote][p][bold]linton68[/bold] wrote: A dedicated lady 35 years looking after the road safety of our local school children. It's nice that this paper should give her this write up. When you consider that : So called celebrites get a royal knighthood for Bu**er all. This puts things in perspective..[/p][/quote]Well said amazing lady. Always smiling ,everyone's friend charlies angel
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