stalwart of Westholme School in Blackburn and Mellor man, Mr John Whittaker, has retired after 43 years of service.
As Clerk to the Governors, Mr Whittaker acted as legal advisor to the governing body of the school and he was instrumental in many key events over it’s recent history, including the purchase of new sports fields, the building of the swimming pool and new science wing and more recently, the state of the art Sixth Form Centre.
A passionate supporter of the school, Mr Whittaker and his wife Nora will always be considered part of the Westholme community. A representative from the school said: “Although John is retiring from his present position, he will be welcomed back for all future events as he has a genuine interest and care for Westholme School and its future. We wish him all the very best for a happy retirement.”