Patricia retires after 30 years working at Melton supermarket

Work collegues with Patricia Sewell as she clocks off from her usual till 14 at Morrisons supermarket EMN-171018-172055001
Work collegues with Patricia Sewell as she clocks off from her usual till 14 at Morrisons supermarket EMN-171018-172055001
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Melton supermarket staff have said goodbye to a colleague who has worked at the store for almost 30 years.

Patricia Sewell, who is 67, was given a rousing send off as she rang through a customer’s items at her till at Morrisons for the final time.

She started work at the Thorpe End store in 1988 when it was a Safeway supermarket and stayed on the staff after it was rebranded 13 years ago following the takeover.

Patricia said: “I will miss the people I have worked with over the years and the customers.

“Some of the people who shop there now were kids when I started out and now they are coming in with their children.

“It was very busy when it was a Safeway store because there was only us and Tesco at the time - there weren’t any other supermarkets in town.”

Colleagues presented the mum of three grown-up children with shrubbery, flowers and a silver watch as leaving gifts.