A CASH till veteran has scanned her last items after 25 years’ service at Tesco.

Anne Spencer, 65, who started working at the store on Cornerhouse Park, in 1994, has retired.

The speedy checkout operator said she would miss working on the tills.

However, the popular Barrow cashier said she was excited to spend more time with her two cats, 10 finch birds and 10 fish.

Miss Spencer also said she was going to miss her ‘work family’, but added she will not be a stranger and plans to pop to see how everyone is getting on.

She said: “I’ve absolutely loved every day working here and I’ll miss it dearly.

“I’ll miss my work family - everyone from top to bottom have been fantastic to work with.

“The managers at Tesco have really looked after me.”

Chris Eccles, check out manager at Tesco, said: “Anne has been great to work with and we’ll miss her a lot."

Miss Spencer said: “I’ve loved being on the tills because it allows me to interact with customers. I'm a bit old fashioned, but I like getting to know the public.”

Miss Spencer started working at the store three years after it opened to the Barrow public.

“A lot has changed over the years,” she said.

“I’ve seen thousands of people come and go, and the entrance and layout to the store has changed a few times too.

“The most memorable moment for me was when someone reversed a brand new car into the main entrance a few years back.”

Since leaving school at 16, Miss Spencer has spent time working across a variety of jobs throughout Barrow, including even years as a taxation officer, and even spent over 15 years as an accountant in the old Vickers shipyard.

With her work life behind her, the animal-lover is looking forward to using her time as a lady of leisure to go abroad and do some volunteering with charities.

“I’m looking forward to doing some volunteering with the RSPCA,” she said.

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