Caretaker says farewell after three decades

Retiring Montgomery Theatre caretaker Alan McFarlane.

Retiring Montgomery Theatre caretaker Alan McFarlane.

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He has kept things running smoothly behind the scenes for decades - but now it’s time for Montgomery Theatre caretaker Alan McFarlane to take centre stage as he retires after 32 years.

The 68-year-old has lived with his family in a flat within the theatre’s premises throughout his employment. Alan and his wife Christine, 67, are now planning to set up a new home in Bridlington.

Centre manager Margaret Brown said: “It will be really strange without him. Everybody will miss him.”

A farewell celebration is happening at The Roebuck Tavern on Charles Street from 7.30pm on February 21. Old friends and colleagues welcome.