Nostalgia: Party held for retiring Birkenshaw cook

FAREWELL SURPRISE Pupils at Birkenshaw First School with retiring cook Kathleen Brooke in May 1984.
FAREWELL SURPRISE Pupils at Birkenshaw First School with retiring cook Kathleen Brooke in May 1984.

The cook in charge of Birkenshaw First School retired after working at the school since 1971 – but got a nice surprise on her last day.

A party was held for Kathleen Brooke by members of staff, and she was presented with gifts from children including a basket of flowers and a card made and signed by the children.