Yesterday, after 38 years of public service, we said goodbye to Hughie Mulloy.
For the last two decades he has worked in security at Worthing Town Hall, becoming the face of the council in all front-of-house matters.
“I’m going to miss my colleagues, and also the building. It’s a privilege to work in it; it has such ambience,” he says.
Most of Hughie’s time at the council has involved being a friendly face as he patrolled the rooms, halls and corridors of the Town Hall and Portland House, checking that everything is safe and, on a night shift, even encountering ‘the ghost of the town hall’.
Hughie has many happy memories from his 38 years, but the most memorable must be meeting his future wife, Olive, who retired in 2016 as the longest serving member of the council’s contact centre. Her office was just across the hallway from the Porters’ Office. “I didn’t have far to go to winch her!” he said.
After a farewell speech attended by dozens of colleagues, Hugh, pictured left, had time for one last thank you handshake with his manager Martin Hosier.
Thanks for all the memories Hughie, you will be missed!