Today is our Peter’s last day on duty at the entrance to Gateshead Civic Centre. He’s hanging up his, eerm, hat!?!
Peter is hanging up his, eerm, hat!?!
He has been the welcoming face of the council for about 4 years now with his “Good morning Bonnie Lad or Bonnie Lass” greeting and no matter what, he has ALWAYS had a cheery disposition and a very warm welcome to visitors. It has been a real pleasure to have met him, a true gentleman.
I remember when he and his colleague first started and everybody suddenly found themselves being cheered up on their way in to start their working week on a Monday morning, it was a strange feeling.
Back in 2010 when people were first greeted with a big smile and a warm welcome
Christmas will never be the same without Peter’s fantastic choice of headwear in the run up to the holidays
I asked Peter what his plans were, if he was going to look for something new and he told me…
“Well bonnie lad, I don’t think I will, I’m 66, 67 this year, so no, I’m just going to enjoy my retirement”
No doubt with a few extra rounds of golf
Well “Bonnie Lad” it’s been a real pleasure and I hope the sun always shines on your fairway and the green always rolls in your favour. I hope you find joy and happiness in whatever it is you do end up doing with your time and we all wish you all the very best, you will be missed greatly on a morning, enjoy the cupcakes and your retirement
Farewell “Bonnie Lad”