A couple who have run a cosmetics stall in the Accrington Market Hall for 50 years are set to retire.
John and Ann Grimshaw have worked on the B & E's stall since the early 1960s and will retire on New Years Eve.
Hyndburn Mayor Judith Addison and Mayoress Kath Pratt visited the stall last week to present the couple with flowers and to wish them all the best for the future.
Traders, shoppers and market staff also gathered for the ceremony.
John, 66, told the crowd: “I'm overwhelmed. I can't believe it, it's fantastic.
“We have enjoyed every moment of it and we will miss everyone. It's a wonderful Market Hall and lets hope it goes on for a long time.”
The business was founded by John's brother-in-law Brian Whalley in 1959 before he joined four years later.
Father-of-two John, from Wilpshire, said: “We started outside and had two stalls at the time and we've had this stall inside for 31 years. I remember that as my son was born the same week we opened.
“The Queen coming last year was one of the big highlights. Accrington has been wonderful for us and our customers have been superb.
“We have had lots of cards sent to us the past few weeks which has been amazing.”
The couple said they now plan to spend some time in their static caravan before travelling.
Coun Addison told the couple as she presented the flowers: “It's a very wonderful thing that you have been here all these years. I'm only sorry that nobody will be taking over from you.
“When I was younger every time my mum came into town she always said that she got something from B&Es.
“You've earned your retirement so enjoy it. Thank you for being part of the market and the community here.”