As Mary's time at Birkenhead School has progressed she has developed a productive link with the team at Archives. Her invaluable link with Old Birkonians over the years has helped the Old Birkonian Society and her meticulous approach to the organisation of a series of many Welcome Back Dinners has been appreciated by everyone.

As a thank you Ian Boumphrey arranged an excellent BBQ at his house in Prenton, blessed by wonderful weather, to express our genuine thanks to Mary in a relaxed environment and to wish her well in retirement.