Mrs Patchett praised for her commitment as shop closes

The Mayor presents a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Jean Patchett for her long service to the town. EMN-150331-170204001
The Mayor presents a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Jean Patchett for her long service to the town. EMN-150331-170204001

One of the town’s long established businesses, Wrights of Louth, closed its doors for the last time on Saturday March 28.

The closure of the popular Louth newsagents follows the retirement of Mick and 
Carol Wright.

The couple had run the newsagents in Little Eastgate since November 2002, and have spent a remarkable 34 years in the business.

Speaking last week, Mr Wright said: “It’s been sad to close - the 34 years have gone very quickly.

“But we’ve loved every minute of it and we would definitely do it 
all over again. We are now looking forward to new challenges.

“I would just like to thank everyone for their kind words, their support and all the cards.”

Mr and Mrs Wright praised Mrs Jean Patchett, who had previously worked for Parkers and was taken on by Wrights when they moved into Little Eastgate 13 years ago.

Mr Wright said: “Mrs Patchett means so much to us, she was brilliant.

“You couldn’t wish for a better person, and as a work colleague she was the easiest person to work with ever.”

Mrs Wright added: “She’s been a colleague and a friend, and we really can’t praise her highly enough.”

Mayor Andrew Leonard presented Mrs Patchett with a bouquet of flowers on the final day of trading, and thanked her for her commitment to the town.

The Mayor said: “Over the years, Mrs Patchett has worked for the shop as a cornerstone of the sales team for Parkers and 
then Wrights.

“Her regular employment started in 1963 with Parkers and I felt that such dedication to the town should not go unrecognised.”