Monday night we had a retirement "send off" for an extremely long-standing employee.
Latimer Hinks Solicitors has been around since 1872. Fred Burton started work with J F Latimer & Hinks (as it was previously known) in 1936!
Fred finally retired last night in 2008 aged 88! 72 years of employment - what an achievement!
Many of Fred's past colleagues came along to join the present Latimer Hinks team in saying goodbye. As you can imagine, it was quite a lengthy list!
Our local newspaper, the Northern Echo came along and wrote:
Fred Stepping Down after 72 Years Working for Legal Firm.
Since the publication of the article Tyne Tees TV have arranged to interview Fred here at Priestgate (Latimer Hinks) and the Daily Mirror are contacting Fred for a telephone interview.
It's been a long time in coming but Fred is certainly having his "Andy Warhol"15 minutes of fame!Photo: Tim Haggie, Managing Partner of Latimer Hinks with Fred Burton