A MECHANIC in Essex is celebrating 50 years of working at the same garage.
Alan Heard, 65, started working at JH Palmers Garage in Tollesbury when he was just 15-years-old.
As a result, he has worked for three separate generations of the Palmer family over the decades.
Heard was rewarded for his loyalty with a celebratory cake on the day that marked his golden anniversary of working at the garage. He has no plans to retire in the foreseeable future.
Speaking to the Essex County Standard, Heard said: ‘I have worked for and alongside the Palmer family for my entire working life.
‘We had spoken about it approaching 50 years since I started here, but I didn’t know there would be any sort of celebration.
‘It has been quite a change during my time but because it happens so gradually you don’t really notice them. Having an interest in the industry anyway has been helpful to keep up with new trends.’
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