EDITH Cooper has packed up her material stall at Huddersfield open market for the last time.
After all, she is 81!
But Edith has no plans to retire.
She will still help to run stalls five days a week in other markets across the North.
"I'm very sad to be leaving Huddersfield," she said.
"Over the years I've met some very nice people, good customers and made a lot of friends."
Edith and her late husband, Jack, started working on the market after both were demobbed from the Forces in 1946.
And in 1967, after Jack died suddenly from a heart attack while working on Huddersfield market, Edith, a mother of five young children, continued to run the business.
Her sons, Robert and John, followed her into the business.
And she will still be working alongside John at Bury, Settle and Ormskirk.
Edith, who lives in Rossendale, Lancashire, said many stalls had started selling cheaper, more flimsy material.
But she said her stall had continued to sell better- quality linen and worsted fabrics and customers had returned again and again.
Edith was presented with several bouquets to mark the end of her trading in Huddersfield.