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In 1972, ‘Goody’, the Bury Free Press tea and coffee maker for 22 years, took a well-deserved retirement.

Mrs Edith Goodfellow – ‘Goody’ as she was affectionately known to us – first came to the Free Press in 1945 as a cleaner and started the newspaper's canteen just three years later.

Her late husband Tommy worked for the firm as a machine-minder.

In 1972 the Bury Free Press bid farewell to Mrs Edith 'Goody' Goodfellow, the lady who started the paper's canteen, after 22 years with the company
In 1972 the Bury Free Press bid farewell to Mrs Edith 'Goody' Goodfellow, the lady who started the paper's canteen, after 22 years with the company

Mrs Goodfellow, then 71, lived by herself at 121 King’s Road, Bury St Edmunds. She was born in Ixworth where she married in 1922.

She could recall when the newspaper was printed on the premises. In 1972, it was printed at Woodston, Peterborough.

In her retirement she was looking forward to seeing more of her two great grandchildren in Devon.

She said: "The canteen has been my baby and I shall miss it. Half of me wants to go and the other half doesn't."