Home's staff see first retirement in 16 years

PUBLISHED: 12:17 17 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

Mr Bill Ashton (extreme right), deputy hospital group secretary, and the matron (second left) joined in the toast to Mrs Metcalfe (seated, centre)

Mr Bill Ashton (extreme right), deputy hospital group secretary, and the matron (second left) joined in the toast to Mrs Metcalfe (seated, centre)

MARCH Maternity Home staff said goodbye to domestic assistant Rayner E Metcalfe at a special presentation in 1967. Mrs Metcalfe, of Badgeney Road, March, was presented with a combined clock and bedside lamp, a boat-shaped vase and a bouquet. A farewell di

MARCH Maternity Home staff said goodbye to domestic assistant Rayner E Metcalfe at a special presentation in 1967.

Mrs Metcalfe, of Badgeney Road, March, was presented with a combined clock and bedside lamp, a boat-shaped vase and a bouquet.

A farewell dinner and social was held at the Hippodrome Cafe for family, friends and colleagues. Charles Goakes was in charge of the social activities.

It was the second celebration in a week for Mrs Metcalfe who had also celebrated her 60th birthday.

Matron, Miss M Woods, said it was the first retirement she had experienced in her 16 years at the maternity home.

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