Honour for lollipop lady of 40 years

Margaret Baggley and Coun David Mothershaw
Margaret Baggley and Coun David Mothershaw

A dedicated lollipop lady who retired after 40 years has been honoured by town councillors.

Great grandmother Margaret Baggley helped children cross the road at Moorthorpe Primary School for four decades.

But the 73-year-old was forced to retire in the summer due to arthritis.

South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council paid tribute to Mrs Baggley for her years of service by presenting her with a bouquet of flowers and a personalised clock before a council meeting.

Mrs Baggley said: “It was a lovely surprise to be invited down by the councillors. I loved my job and I would have kept going if I could.”

Town council leader David Mothershaw said: “Margaret has been an absolute star and has helped children cross the road generation after generation.

“People sometimes do not realise how important her job was and a lot of parents will know she helped keep their children safe.

“Everyone at the town council wanted to thank her for her years of service.”

Mrs Baggley now plans to spend more time with her great grandchild, two grandchildren, two children and her husband.