Search for lollipop heroes

We’ve all been helped by one of them at some time in our lives. But what has happened to the hundreds of lollipop men and ladies who used to help us or our children get to school safely, whatever the weather?

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched an appeal to find lollipop men and ladies from the past as part of its Diamond Jubilee anniversary celebrations to mark 60 years of school crossing patrols in the county.

The council’s road safety team is on the lookout for patrols, especially those who worked in the 1950s and 1960s, to tell their stories from the past and give their insight into how the role has changed over the years.

It is also hoped that the appeal will bring forward the oldest lollipop man or lady in the county, who will be invited to attend a special 60th anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 24, at County Hall.

If you used to be a school crossing patrol, or know someone who was, please contact the county council’s road safety team on 01623 520773, email susan1.smith@nottscc.gov.uk or write to Road Safety, Environment & Resources Department, Nottinghamshire County Council, Welbeck House, Darwin Drive, Ollerton, Nottingham NG22 9FF.