THERE will be a double celebration this weekend for Dick King, who is set to retire from Scarborough Council after 40 years’ service, because Saturday will be his 39th wedding anniversary.
The 62-year-old, who is the council’s project manager for street lighting and based at the Dean Road depot, said that he and his wife Janice would be celebrating tomorrow’s retirement and the weekend’s anniversary with a family meal.
He said: “I just felt the time has come to spend more time with my wife.”
Mr King said that he was sad to be leaving and during his time at the council he had worked at some prominent landmarks across the borough including the North Bay Bathing Pool, the Open Air Theatre and the crematorium. He said: “I just started in the property department as an ordinary electrician. We could turn our hand to anything and look after anything electrical or mechanical. We used to spend hours up at Whitby Bridge.”
He said there would be something else to look forward to in the coming weeks with the imminent arrival of their first grandchild.