George Layton still in the Spalding shop at 90

The original shop in Bridge Street, Spalding, George Layton Cleaning & Dyeing. Photo: SG200214-111NG
The original shop in Bridge Street, Spalding, George Layton Cleaning & Dyeing. Photo: SG200214-111NG

George Layton has retired once, in 1989, when he sold the Bridge Street business in Spalding.

He was retired for about ten years but after his wife Christine died George went to help Andrew in the Market Deeping Layton’s Dry Cleaners shop.

After a couple of years the Francis Street premises became available and George has managed it ever since, bringing his lovely personality and excellent customer service to the job.

Unlike the majority of 90-year-olds George is working six days a week, but admits he goes to bed at 9pm, getting up at 5.30am when he’s had enough sleep.

He said: “It’s wonderful really because I feel so well and I don’t feel 90 by a long chalk really.”

His family, including two brothers and a sister who were all in the family business years ago – the brothers, like George, surviving Army duty – plan to gather for a family party in Spalding on Sunday.