Meet the lollipop lady who has spent five decades helping Longridge pupils

Posted on - 20th October, 2017 - 9:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, People, Preston News


A Longridge lollipop lady is officially the longest serving in Britain.

Irene Reid, 78, has been helping school pupils cross the road for almost five decades and has clocked-up to 3,500 miles crossing roads.

The 77-year-old has been crossing children outside Longridge Church of England Primary School for a whopping 49 years.

Irene on patrol
Irene on patrol

Read more: Why there is a great yarn to be had about a Longridge

It is estimated Irene has ferried pupils across the road 1.3 million times.

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