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A Personnel best for Sheila Lockton

Popular member of University staff's contribution recognised

Sheila Lockton, colleagues and friends
PERSONALITY: Sheila Lockton's friends and colleagues crowded into the Senior Common Room to wish her a long and prosperous retirement

The University's Senior Common Room on Friday, December 13 was the venue for a cheerful gathering of friends and colleagues, who met to say thank you and farewell to Sheila Lockton, who retired at the end of December 2002 after nearly 29 years working in the University. 

A popular and well-known figure, Sheila spent all her time working on personnel matters. Originally appointed by Albert Roper, who held her in the highest regard, she was one of those senior secretaries who play a crucial role in anchoring major areas of University work. A product of Wyggeston Girls’ Grammar School, Sheila spent several years in the NHS including a spell as a personal secretary at the Towers Hospital before arriving in the Fielding Johnson Building in April 1974. She has often commented on the appropriateness of starting work at the University on April Fools’ Day! 

Exceptionally able, Sheila’s thoughtfulness and attention to detail have been a benchmark over the years. Her contribution to the University was recognised by the large gathering of some eighty colleagues and friends, a number of whom had themselves retired yet returned to join us in wishing Sheila well for the future. She was greatly appreciative also of all those friends who, though unable to attend, rang to express their best wishes for her friendship over the years.

Sheila’s plans include spending more time at home, reading, walking, travelling and doing all those things that she has never had time to do in the past. She has earned a long and prosperous retirement and our good wishes go with her.

Ron Hodgson
December 2002

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