A FAMILIAR face who has been helping the people of Brighouse with their DIY needs retired on his birthday.
David Killcross has been working at Oddjobs for 20 years and bid a fond farewell last Friday when he celebrated his 65th birthday.
Starting out at the Handy Man shop in Heckmondwike, he came to the Briggate shop in 1989 and has become a recognisable figure ever since helping people with their household needs and questions.
Mr Killcross said he is looking forward to the time off but has got a lot out of working at the DIY business.
“I just like the job and like meeting the people who come in,” he said
“I get a real buzz out of helping them with their problems.
“The job also gives me a chance to have a laugh with the customers which is important as it relaxes them and shows we are here to help them.
“I have been working for 50 years so it will be nice to have some time for myself.”
A keen sports lover, Mr Killcross from Hightown, Liversedge, is expecting a few jobs to be waiting for him at home from his wife Margaret when he finishes his shifts during the week.
He will still be helping out at the weekends at the Brighouse store.
Manager at Oddjobs John Summerskill said: “He is a popular man with colleagues and customers alike.
“I am pleased he is continuing two days a week on a Friday and Saturday.
“We have had many good times here at work and at the cricket test matches and hopefully there will be plenty more to come.”
Vouchers were presented to Mr Killcross from staff and a cheque from the firm.