Children help plant tree to mark Northampton pre-school's 30th birthday
A Northampton pre-school celebrated its 30th anniversary with a ceremonial tree planting.
It was also marked the 30-year career of one of its supervisors, Sue Philpott, who has worked for the pre-school since day one.
The Abbey Centre Pre-School, based at the Abbey Centre, in Clannell Road, off Towcester Road, started in January 1987 when the centre was opened by Princess Diana.
Sue said: "It's been an honour to work here and we've gone from strength to strength.
"I've got a wonderful team and the children are all happy and supported.
"The secret to a successful pre-school is a good, relationship with your parents and their children and to have a supportive community together."
The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Chris Malpas, was on hand to help plant the ceremonial tree.
He said: "The staff here do a terrific job to prepare these children for school and the world beyond. It's a testament to Sue, the lady who helped start it all."
Zoey, a four-year-old at the pre-school, said: "I didn't know buildings could have birthdays."