In May 1992 the head of Canvey County Infants, Audrey Phillips retires after 32 years.
Update 15th April 2023. The article which accompanies this photo from the Echo is transcribed below. It was published 12the May 1992.
Classic! There’ll never be another Audrey. The bubbly personality of headmistress Audrey Phillips will be missed from Canvey County Infants School following her retirement after 33 years. Governors joined the children at a school assembly where Mrs Phillips said goodbye. She was presented with a watch and a gold sovereign from the pupils and their families. Staff handed her a gold chain to complete the sovereign necklace. Mrs Lorraine Breading, vice-chairman of the governors, said:’ She was an excellent head and very bouncy-far more energy than i have got. Parents were always welcome to see her and ask questions. She had a vey kind ear. Everyone will miss her.’ The school’s deputy head Mrs Jan Shayes is acting head until a replacement is found for Mrs Phillips.