School Crossing Patrol 60th Anniversary

School Crossing Patrol 60th Anniversary

the lady in her uniform is doing her 1st day's training
The lady in her uniform is doing her 1st day’s training

It is a great year to celebrate the School Crossing Patrol Service as it is their 60th Anniversary this year. In honour of this, Keltic Clothing have launched a competition for the best pictures of your celebrations. The winner will receive a bottle of champagne to help with the celebrations.

this photo shows all the goodies that were received. cake, certificates, badges and lollipops.
This photo shows all the goodies that were received. Cake, certificates, badges and lollipops.


Westminster Council certainly look like they had a great time. They celebrated with a Stop Sign cake and edible Stop Sign lollipops. They even got a lovely cut glass gift. The Mayor joined in with celebrations along with two of the councils longest serving SCP’s. The gentleman on the left of the picture below has done 33 years service and the lady in the middle has done 15 years service.


this is the lovely gift each patrol was given
This is the lovely gift each patrol was given

Peter Wilson  – Westminster Council , also had a limited edition postcard made as an extra treat for his hard working staff. Peter Wilson said the following about the limited addition post cards

 “I found this as I collect cartoons specifically Giles and Larry and it was in a book of Punch cartoons ‘Motoring through Punch1900 to 1970’ put together for the Ford motor company to give to franchised garage owners. His widow gave me permission to reproduce a limited print run which could not be for sale.”

school crossing patrol service diamond jubilee 1953 - 2013
School Crossing Patrol Service Diamond jubilee 1953 – 2013

Terence “Larry” Parkes (November 19, 1927 – June 25, 2003) was a popular cartoonist from the UK. His work, consisting largely of single drawings featuring an absurdist view of normal life, was published in many magazines and newspapers, particularly Punch and Private Eye. The pen name under which he worked was apparently inspired by the actor Larry Parks.

If you want to show off your pictures of your 60th Anniversary celebrations, please email them to me at  , along with a few words about what took place. Thank You