Christine’s 40-year shift

Christine Barlow, left,  is celebrating 40 years of service at Lloyds Pharmacy on Legh Street, Newton Le Willows. Presenting her with flowers are director of region, Michael Henry and area manager Michelle Burke.
Christine Barlow, left, is celebrating 40 years of service at Lloyds Pharmacy on Legh Street, Newton Le Willows. Presenting her with flowers are director of region, Michael Henry and area manager Michelle Burke.

A NEWTON pharmacy worker has celebrated 40 years working in the same store.

Christine Barlow has worked at Lloydspharmacy in Legh Street, Newton-le-Willows, since she was 18.

Bosses at the pharmaceutical giant were quick to mark Mrs Barlow’s incredible achievement.

She said: “Before working at the pharmacy I worked for a general retailer and I decided I wanted a change.

As soon as I switched to pharmacy all those years back I knew it was the right choice for me.

I was then mainly responsible for the retail side of the pharmacy and my role has grown over the years to include healthcare and pharmacy-related duties and now I am a trained dispenser.

You never stop learning when you work in a pharmacy! My job satisfaction comes from the fact that the work we do in the pharmacy really can make a difference to the health of the local residents.

“I love this job and I find it very rewarding. The people in the community really appreciate the hard work we all put in at the pharmacy.

“Being originally from the local area, I have really got to know the regular customers and I have watched them grow up around me. Some of the children whose parents I used to serve are now parents themselves!”

Michael Henry, Lloydspharmacy regional director for the north, added: “It’s a fantastic privilege to be able to celebrate such a milestone with Christine.

“From the feedback from customers it is clear that she really has served the local community superbly well over the last forty years.”