A 75-year-old woman has broken the record for being the longest ever serving dinner lady after spending 48 years doing her favourite job in the world. Julie Barrick has worked at the same school for almost 50 years and is not planning to retire any time soon.
Over her many years of dedicated service, Julie has become a much-loved figure at St Luke’s in Duston, Northampton, and during her time there she has served around 1.6 million lunches and met over 10,000 pupils who have spent their childhoods at the school. Julie loves her job at the school and, although she could easily retire and enjoy her home with the help of stair lifts, she says that she has “always liked working here”.
During her years she has seen many changes in school dinners and still remembers a time when they would make everything from scratch and serve homemade pies and roast dinners for every child. The menu may have changed, but many have said that Julie’s enthusiasm and smile has not.
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