A South Tyneside grandfather has celebrated a working milestone after clocking up 50 years of service with the same company. As a 15-year-old, Ken Flood left school and applied for a labouring job with Harlow Printing. His interview was at 11.30am and he was employed by 1.15pm that same day. And now, half a century later, he is celebrating a special anniversary with the firm, based in Maxwell Street, South Shields.To mark the occasion, Ken was treated to a slap-up lunch at Bravi with family and work colleagues. Over the years, he has worked his way up to become a Print Finishing Manager, meeting his wife Alison along the way, who also worked for the firm when they met. It has turned into a real family affair for me. I met my wife Alison, who worked in the office and now my son works here. Ken Flood The grandfather-of-six said: “I had wanted to win the pools when I left school as it was only the docks or the pits as jobs when I was younger and I didn’t fancy either. … [Read more...] about Grandfather clocks up 50 years of working at South Shields firm
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Dundee People by Dawn Morrison October 17, 2018, 6:00 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A local theatre group has given thousands of local children the chance to sing, dance and enjoy the magic of musicals. Now Dundee Junior Showtime – the first youth theatre of its kind in the city – is celebrating five decades of entertainment. The company was founded by Margaret Mather, 80, in 1968. Born in the Overgate and brought up in city orphanages, Margaret abandoned a career as a professional singer – which had taken her to the US, Russia and Europe – to bring up her children. That gave her the opportunity to start Dundee Junior Showtime, which made its debut in 1968 with a concert at the YMCA. As well as being a mum and organising classes for the showtime kids, Margaret also found time to hold down a job at Timex. She said: “We were asked to put the show on at the Whitehall Theatre, which had not long … [Read more...] about Thank youth for the music: Dundee theatre group celebrates 50 years of song
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Decision 2018 Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Guam Running Club celebrating 50 years of fitness Posted: Aug 23, 2018 1:40 PM +10:00 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:40 PM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:40 PM EDTBy Dave [email protected] The Guam Running Club has been promoting a healthy lifestyle through the sport of running. The organization is closing out 50 years on island and will be hosting their annual Two Lovers Point 8.6 mile run. Richard Taitague, GRC President, said, "Currently we have about 150 members right now and we are trying to increase our membership. And what it consists of is you get a t-shirt and you also get a goody bag if you become a member and all of the GRC runs will be free for the … [Read more...] about Guam Running Club celebrating 50 years of fitness
More than half a century after winning the World Cup for the first – and last – time in 1966, England face Tunisia in their June 18 opening with a promising, youthful team. Can they overcome decades of disappointment to make inroads in Russia? England is the nation in which football is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages and in which the game’s rules were codified in 1863. But despite this, and despite (or, perhaps, because of) the persistant glow of that much-celebrated World Cup victory, 1996 was the last time England reached the semi-finals of a major competition. To mark Euro 96, which was hosted on home soil, the English band The Lightning Seeds collaborated with comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner to provide the national team with its unofficial sporting anthem, "Three Lions". The song starts with a voiceover of choleric Scottish football analyst Alan Hansen saying, “I think it’s bad news for the English game,” followed by … [Read more...] about Can England overcome 50 years of World Cup disappointment in Russia?
WHEN it comes to job commitment and being a loyal staff member, Jeanette Rotheroe is a gold star example. For the devoted employee is celebrating a remarkable 50 years of service with the same organisation – having first joined Redditch-based Adare SEC (then Kalamazoo Security Print) straight after leaving school as a teenager. Now aged 65, Jeanette celebrated her magnificent milestone as the organisation’s longest-serving employee with a special presentation and gifts at Adare SEC’s site in Claybrook Drive to mark her commitment to the company. “It was so special to celebrate my milestone, it’s something I won’t forget and I’m so proud to have been with a company where I’ve made so many friends over the last 50 years,” said Jeanette, of Longbridge. “I’ve enjoyed so many happy moments here such as watching my colleagues get married, have children and set-up a life for their families.” Over her half century Jeanette … [Read more...] about Super Jeanette clocks up 50 years at Redditch firm – and has no plans to stop