End of the road for engineers

TWO Ipswich highway engineers have retired after notching up 72 years service between them. Paul Fox (40 years) and Mike Gepp (32 years) left Ipswich Borough Council on Friday.

TWO Ipswich highway engineers have retired after notching up 72 years service between them.

Paul Fox and Mike Gepp left Ipswich Borough Council recently having served 42 years and 32 years respectively.

Mr Fox, who is Ipswich born and bred, joined the council straight from Northgate grammar school.

He and his wife, Ann, have three daughters and a son.

Mr Fox spent more than 30 years helping out at Portman Road, working first at the turnstiles and then becoming a supervisor.

He now lives in Kesgrave and has bought a golden retriever puppy “to keep fit”.

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Mr Gepp, who lives in Bedfield, near Framlingham, joined the council in 1974 from the Peterborough Development Corporation.

He is a keen gardener and lives with his wife, Joy. They have two sons and a daughter.

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