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.
5. What a send-off in 2008
The setting was Jarrow School but who recognises the lollipop lady being given a wonderful send-off 13 years ago?
6. What an achievement by Luisa
Lollipop lady Luisa Mennie was the longest serving school patrol officer (front ) in 2013 and here she is with Mayor Eileen Leask and Mayoress Olive Punchion. Who do you recognise in the photo?
Photo: Stu Norton
7. Alan gets a gift in 2007
Lollipop man Alan Pyle was pictured being presented with a calendar at East Boldon Infants School 14 years ago. Who else do you recognise in the photo?
8. Anne in the picture in 1988
Mrs Anne Landles, lollipop lady for Bede Burn County Junior Mixed and Infants School, Jarrow, is pictured here in 1988 but do you recognise the pupils with her?
Photo: Shields Gazette