Bryan became Schoolkeeper at Globe in 1976 and retires this year at age 70 - a long career in one place. I know everyone at the school will miss him very much.
His old schoolkeeper's house will now be turned into a new learning unit for the children, and is going to be called Hartley House in Bryan's honour. No one I know deserves such recognition more; Bryan is a top bloke and has always done loads for the kids.
I couldn't stay to the end of the party as I had to drive back home to Suffolk - I had to be at the Beccles Farmers' Market this morning. So I'm quite tired today after almost 6 hours driving in one day and an early start today!
I hope to be visiting Bryan in October though; he hopes to be moving to Cumbria and I'll be able to stop off on my way to my holiday in Scotland.