STOP! It's time to celebrate 60 years of school crossing patrols
A celebration event has been held to mark the diamond anniversary of lollipop men and women.
The school crossing patrol service is 60 years old and to mark the occasion a reception was held in Bath for 40 lollipop men and women.
At the event the current uniform was modelled, along with one worn 60 years ago.
Husband and wife team Kim and Mike Gooding have worked at Clutton School for seven years.
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They share the job, and enjoy their work.
Mrs Gooding said: "We enjoy doing it, and know all the children in the school.
"Our job is making sure the children get to school and back safely, which is why it is so important.
"It is nice to see the old uniform, compared to the one we wear, ours is so much brighter.
"It can be quite hot wearing it though, and the sign is heavy, but you get used to it."
Terry Cross is the longest serving lollipop man in Bath and north east Somerset, having worked at Newbridge Primary School, in Bath, for 37 years.
He said he had seen a lot of changes over the years.
Mr Cross, 77, said: "I love the job, which is why I have done it for so long.
"There have been many changes, in particular the amount of traffic.
"The road outside the school is so much busier now than it used to be, and another thing I now have to watch out for is kids on skateboards, as they come out of nowhere.
"I have seen almost four decades of people pass through the school, and am well known in the area."
A predecessor of school crossing patrols as we now know them was in place in Bath from 1937.
Seven people were employed by the Bath City Corporation with a weekly wage equivalent to 50p today.
Their role became official when the School Crossing Patrol Act was passed in 1953.