Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It Asda Be the Time to Put Your Feet Up! Supermarket Worker, 70, Says Tearful Goodbye

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It Asda Be the Time to Put Your Feet Up! Supermarket Worker, 70, Says Tearful Goodbye

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Byline: By LAURA CAROE

A SUPERMARKET has said a fond farewell to one of its oldest employees.

Anne Atkinson, 70, of Ewesley Gardens, Wideopen, has decided to retire from Asda Gos-forth after 17 years of stacking shelves.

Mum Anne started her job when her children had grown up and her husband was away at work.

Her daughter, Kim, a student nurse at Northumbria University, said: "When mum had raised her three children she wanted to do something else.

"She has never had a day off and everybody in the store knows her as she is the kind of person that will speak to anyone."

Kim explained that her father's job with Proctor & Gamble kept him away from home during the week, so Anne wanted something to keep her active.

Anne and Ken, 76, have three children - David, a detective inspector, Graeme, 34, who works for the civil service, and Kim, 32.

Events co-ordinator at Asda, Janice Hiftle, and others who work with Anne were sad to see her leave. …

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