Stratford school receptionist leaves after 30 years
Staff at a Stratford school said goodbye on Thursday to a much-loved member of their community for three decades.
Receptionist Bea Butler, 87, is retiring after working an impressive 30 years at Stratford School Academy in Upton Lane.
Bea started her career at Stratford School as a librarian before moving on to work on reception at the school’s technology site in Grosvenor Road.
To show Bea how much she would be missed, staff organised a buffet lunch for her and presented her with flowers.
Colleague Sylvia Berwick-Walsh said: “Bea’s definitely a face you see every day.
You may also want to watch:
“We put in a new computer system and she’s been a such a fast learner, she never complains, she just cracks on and gets on with the job and she always has done.
“She’s an invaluable member of staff that we do not want to lose. She said that if she wasn’t moving away from London, she’d stay on and keep working here.
- 1 Changes to controversial Newham parking scheme announced
- 2 'It must be urgently addressed': New research into BAME Covid impact
- 3 Violent gang stuff sock in elderly woman's mouth and steal her jewellery
- 4 Leyton Orient boss Embleton could rotate team for Bolton trip
- 5 Artist plans window exhibition to put Newham's artistic talent on the map
- 6 Police appeal for help after woman raped in Beckton
- 7 'Clearly insufficient' - Canning Town teacher in charge of foodbank talks free school meal hampers
- 8 West Ham forward Alisha Lehmann joins Everton on loan
- 9 This is what we want to show everyone says Hammers star Tomas Soucek
- 10 Police release image after teenager stabbed in Forest Gate robbery
“We’ll be very very sorry to see her go and there will be a lot of wet eyes around when she does.”