A TREASURED school secretary took a memo for the last time and said her goodbyes.

Joan Myers retired from her role as secretary at St Michael's RC Primary School in Whitefield after spending 22 years working there.

She also worked at the school as a welfare assistant and, when she left, Mrs Myers was presented with a gold necklace and bracelet from the staff and flowers from the governors.

Mrs Myers, of Albert Road, Whitefield, said she was looking forward to a long and happy retirement with her husband George.

Daryl Barstow, aged six, of Cunningham Drive, Unsworth, is pictured giving Mrs Myers gifts as a tribute during a special farewell assembly for her at the school.