Pauline – Age 66
“This has been my second home for 41 years. One of the things I love about it is that no matter what your age everyone is included, even if it’s for a night out on the town. It’s like a family here.”
I’ve worked here 41 years. I like meeting people, I’m very much a people person and over time you get to know people that come here year after year. We celebrated me being here 40 years and my 60th. The Queen came, I was in the gallery so I couldn’t see a lot but we could see her in the box and we saw the pictures afterwards of everyone in the foyer.
I don’t have a lot of spare time, I look after my grandchildren, I work and I look after my mum. I like to keep in touch with my friends, I have a lot of friends I keep in touch with. Some people relate to me more because I’m older, but when you put everyone together it works fabulously.
It’s always struck me that the youngsters wanted to include an older person, even if they were going out for the night. I found it strange, but everyone here wants to be together so it doesn’t make any difference how old you are. This has been my second home for so long that when I do stop it will be very bizarre. I love my grandchildren to bits. It’s hard work now I’m getting older, all your joints aren’t the same as when you’re younger so it’s harder running after them. Watch listen and observe in whatever you do and where ever you go and then you’re learn.