We are putting the spotlight on the lollipop men and women of South Tyneside
And we are doing it after the news that Britain’s longest serving lollipop lady was finally hanging up her sign after 52 years of service.
She has been patrolling the same stretch of road in Tamworth since 1969 and we think it is time to pay tribute to the school crossing patrol workers closer to home.
Here is just a small retro sample of people who have made the news over the years. See if you can spot someone you know.
1. Saying goodbye to Rita in 2005
Rita Campbell was retiring from her job on crossing patrols in 2005 and the pupils from St Oswald's C of E Primary School were giving her a wonderful send-off 16 years ago?
2. John's hard at work in South Shields
Lollipop man John Dunnington was pictured on patrol on Prince Edward Road in 2004.
3. Carol's fond farewell in 2008
Lollipop lady Carol Brennan was retiring after 31 years of service in 2008. Does this bring back memories?
4. Flowers for Pauline
Pauline Troope retired after 14 years on the road at East Boldon Juniors. Remember this?