School Cook Retires

“After cooking dinners at Galleywood County Infants School for thirty years, Heather Holland retired at half term this year. Starting as a kitchen assistant in 1966, Heather rose to become assistant cook and twelve years ago took charge of the kitchen. She saw the change from what she called ‘real dinners, with roast meat and gravy’ to the convenience meals of the nineties. ‘The choice now is much wider, and they are more popular with the children’. The school celebrated her retirement with the gift of a gold necklace and a garden chair.

Heather was born in Well Lane and now lives in Pyms Road. She made her own parting gift to the school in the form of two trees which she planted in the school grounds.”