SCHOOL bursar Noreen Carr is leaving behind a lifetime of memories at a Marsden school.
Mrs Carr has been working at Marsden Junior School for 45 years.
But she attended the school herself as a pupil.
On Friday she said a fond farewell to pupils who held a special assembly for her.
Mrs Carr said: “It was just wonderful what the pupils did – they sang and read poems about me retiring.
“I’ve loved my time here and will be sorry to go.”
As a pupil she left the school in 1955 and started a job on June 1 1964 working two days a week collecting dinner money on a Monday and balancing the books on a Friday.
The headteacher at the time was her father-in-law Tom Carr who needed someone to work extra hours.
She has welcomed the children of former pupils to the school – one woman who left in 1965 who now has a grandchild there.
Mrs Carr worked under four headteachers and says each one brought something different to the school.
She will mark her retirement with a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway – something she has longed to do since she was at school.
And it will give her more time to spend with her grandchild.