A HUDDERSFIELD magistrate has retired after 37 years.
Michael Green, of Almondbury, was born in Cheshire and moved to Huddersfield from Manchester after he got a job at ICI in 1957.
In 1966, he was appointed to be a lay member of the Lord Chancellor's advisory committee for Huddersfield. This committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending magistrates.
Two years later, in 1968, Mr Green became a magistrate for the Huddersfield bench.
Since then he has served voluntarily as a member of the juvenile panel and in recent years, on the family panel.
His interests include music, architecture and the environment and he plans to give more time to his role as chairman of Huddersfield Civic Society.