A LLOYDS Bank employee will hang up her work clothes today following 49 years service with the branch around Solihull and Birmingham.
Stella Matley, who started her employment with Lloyds Bank in 1966 – the year England famously won the World Cup – retires today (September 30).
Having spent nearly half a century serving her local communities, Stella’s decision was made so she will be able to spend more time with her family.
Stella started her career on August 8 1966 – she later moved around Birmingham with various branches, before settling in her current location at the Solihull branch, on Poplar Road, 25 years ago.
Having build a number of lasting relationships with the people of Solihull, Stella will be greatly missed by colleagues and the public alike.
Stella said: “I will miss both staff and customers but intend to keep in touch with everyone I have had the pleasure to meet.
“I have enjoyed working for the bank in all roles from Waste Clerk to Manager.
“Of course I’ll be popping into my last branch from time to time to catch up with those who made my career so enjoyable.”
Stephen Mather, Branch Manager at Solihull, said: “I would like to thank Stella for her dedication and commitment to Lloyds Bank and its customers over the last 49 years.
“She will be sorely missed by everyone and I’d like to wish Stella a happy and peaceful retirement with her family and friends.”