Bleadon lady retires after 35 years of hard work

PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 September 2017

Betty Patterson making the presentation to Joanne Jones with committee members looking on.

Betty Patterson making the presentation to Joanne Jones with committee members looking on.


A community stalwart in Bleadon has retired after more than three decades of service.

Jo Jones, aged 69, took over the bookings at Coronation Hall, in Coronation Road, 35 years ago.

The hall committee threw the lady – who has lived in the area with her husband Ken for almost 40 years – a retirement party to thank her for all her hard work.

Mrs Jones is also well-known in the area for her work on the monthly village market.

She said: “The hall is the heart and hub of our village and it has been lovely working here.

“I was invited to take over the ‘little’ role by the former committee chairman Ruth James after I had my first child. As one hall grew into two and then the third hall opened, the job got busier and the halls were full every day and every evening.

“It has been brilliant serving the community and working with the hard-working committee.”

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