A CHAMPAGNE toast with his colleagues and friends at a Rushden garage set workshop supervisor Ken Daly on the road to a life of leisure.
Ken joined Townsends Garage as a specialist mechanic 22 years ago. Yesterday the company and his colleagues presented him with gifts to mark his retirement.
Director Don Gibson presented him with a colour television and thanked him for his service.
Men in the workshop clubbed together to buy a set of whisky glasses and whisky, before toasting his future in champagne and cutting a cake decorated with the names of cars he has helped to service and maintain.
Ken and his wife, Madge, live at Irthlingborough and have a son, two daughters and 10 grandchildren.
He plans to spend more time in his retirement on his hobbies motoring and gardening.
"I haven't any real plans at the moment but I certainly won't be idle," he said.