Joe’s giv­ing up a safe drive home


One won­ders how many lives Joe Walsh has pos­si­bly saved in his 14 years driv­ing the Dan­nevirke Ser­vices and Cit­i­zen’s courtesy bus.

Joe has served many hours be­hind the wheel pick­ing up clients to take them to the club on Fri­day and Satur­day evenings, re­turn­ing them safely to their homes often fairly late at night.

Joe says he has thor­oughly en­joyed the role and has stayed on as long as he could but re­luc­tantly now has to give it away. He thanked his wife Josephine for putting up with the lonely evenings while he was out on the job.

Ser­vices and Cit­i­zen’s Club Pres­i­dent Peter Shaw said at Joe’s farewell on Fri­day evening that Joe did many other things in the club — putting stock away, mi­nor re­pairs, gar­den­ing and look­ing af­ter the snooker ta­bles.

“Joe is what the club is all about,” he said. Man­ager Joanne Jones said Joe’s friendly help and per­ma­nent smile would be sorely missed.

Three “Joes” at the Dan­nevirke Ser­vices and Cit­i­zen’s Club — Joanne Jones (Man­ager) Joe and Josephine Walsh at Joe’s farewell.

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