Retiring waiter given Pompey send-off

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A waiter who spent most of his life working at a Southsea hotel was given a true Pompey send-off for his retirement.

Colin Newman, 61, is retiring after being a breakfast waiter at The Queen’s Hotel for 46 years.

The hotel hosted a retirement 
lunch for Colin and his colleagues and gave him a leaving present to remember.

Mr Newman, from Milton, is an ardent Pompey fan and in recognition of his long-standing service, Blues player Ben Tollitt presented him with a Pompey season ticket and VIP hospitality experience as a gift from his colleagues at The Queen’s Hotel.

Mr Newman said: ‘Working for The Queen’s Hotel Portsmouth means I have never missed a game.’

He first started working at the hotel as a 16-year-old on May 10, 1971 and has only ever held one job.

A statement from the hotel said: ‘Colin will be greatly missed and we hope he enjoys retirement.’