Lesly calls it a day after 42 years

Lesly Brammer is leaving Halifax Building Society after 42 years. (P534C331)
Lesly Brammer is leaving Halifax Building Society after 42 years. (P534C331)

Long-serving employee Lesly Brammer left her job for the final time last week after 42 years at Pontefract’s Halifax bank.

Mrs Brammer, 59, started work at the Salter Row branch on its opening day in July 1971.

She said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Halifax. It’s been lovely and I have worked with some really nice people through the years.

“I have got lots of happy memories and have made some really good friends.”

Mrs Brammer, from Castleford, was presented with flowers by colleagues at the bank.

Luke Morgan, customer manager at the branch, said: “Lesly was a valued member of staff and is loved by everybody here at the branch.

“She was great with the customers and to work at the same place for 42 years is quite amazing.

“She will be sadly missed by all our customers and of course by her colleagues at the branch.”

Mrs Brammer has taken voluntary redundancy and says she’s unsure what her future holds.

She said: “I’m not sure what I will do next, I am in limbo at the moment.

“I want to thank my colleagues and customers who I met over the years, I really did enjoy every minute.”

Mrs Brammer originally started as a shorthand typist at the branch and was working as a counter supervisor at the time she left.

Mr Morgan said: “We would all like to thank her for her commitment.”