Published: 10/07/2017 08:00 - Updated: 09/07/2017 16:09

Easter Ross lollipop lady Lillian went above the call of duty for 30 years

 

Hugs from Park Primary school pupils as they wish Lillian Graham well on her retirement after almost 30 years as a lollipop lady. Picture: Gary Anthony
Hugs from Park Primary school pupils as they wish Lillian Graham well on her retirement after almost 30 years as a lollipop lady. Picture: Gary Anthony

 

AN Easter Ross lollipop lady loved by generations of children, visitors – and dogs – has been hailed for going well above and beyond the call of duty over the past three decades.

Lillian Graham has finally put down her lollipop stick almost 30 years after first taking up the role at Park Primary in Invergordon on November 17, 1987.

In that time, she has far exceeded the strict confines of her job description.

She has helped retrieve footballs that flew over the fence and regularly given directions to those who couldn’t find their way.

Some children leaving to go to Invergordon Academy would sign their name inside her hut as a fond token of their esteem.

Lillian would always take children safely across to the church for school services and help board them on buses when they were going on school trips.

She may also lay claim to being one of the most photographed lollipop ladies ever with tourists from the cruise ships docking at Invergordon from all over the world asking her to pose for a picture.

She also found time to be on the Parent Teacher Association and helped with fundraising and refreshments at events.

Dog walkers would often stop for a chat and Lillian would always have a treat for the dogs, which resulted in them taking the owners to Lillian.

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