End of an era for Liz

Liz  with Ferry Queen elect Martha Maxwell, retired this week.
Liz with Ferry Queen elect Martha Maxwell, retired this week.

A well kent Ferry face that has stopped traffic for the past five years to keep school children safe has retired for pastures new.

Liz King (66), made her last crossing as St Margaret’s Primary School’s lollipop lady on the final day of term yesterday (Thursday) after becoming a much-loved fixture during her road reign.

The school’s head teacher Katy Westacott said: “Liz was really well loved by everyone here at the school. She was always helpful and we will all really miss her, the children in particular.

“She always had time for the children and her hard work in volunteering and school trips has been very much appreciated.

“It wasn’t just a job for her, she is a big part of our community who looks out for our children and we wish her all the very best in her retirement.”

Liz worked for Edinburgh Council form 1968 and after retiring from her day job there in the benefits team she took up the lollipop post five years ago after a year’s break. She will be tackling new volunteering ventures in the Deaf Action charity shop in High Street and the RNLI lifeboat shop.

Liz said: “It was brilliant, great fun. Everything was excellent except the weather and some people just don’t know Station Road (where the school is) is a 20mph speed limit so I had to keep reminding them.

“I will really miss all the kids and the concert they held for the end of the year shows how talented they are.”