Falkirk Town Hall veteran’s final curtain call after 35 years

Christine Ferguson retires after 35 years. PICTURE: MICHAEL GILLEN
Christine Ferguson retires after 35 years. PICTURE: MICHAEL GILLEN

After 35 years at Falkirk Town Hall, Christine Ferguson has seen a lot of drama.

She’s been on hand to witness some of the best performances in the town – from amateur productions to class acts from across the world.

But last week, Christine (74) retired as venue supervisor with Falkirk Community Trust.

She said: “I think it’s just time for me to go, but I have seen lots over the years.

“I sometimes say that I’m going to write a book – 60 Shades of FTH and more, but I would change the names to protect the guilty!

“I have enjoyed all the shows over the years and I will really miss that and all the people I have worked with.”

Christine started out as a caretaker with Falkirk District Council, before becoming a venue assistant with Falkirk Council.

She became venue supervisor shortly before the creation of Falkirk Community Trust.

Lesley O’Hare, culture and libraries manager said: “We think Christine is our longest-serving member of staff in terms of people who moved over to the trust from the council, and she’s well known and well loved.

“She’s just a person who got on so well with everyone and has been wonderful with all the users and customers of the hall. Nothing was ever too much trouble or too much for her. She will be very much missed, but we wish her a long, happy retirement.”

Grangemouth-born, Christine now lives in Bonnybridge. She’s looking forward to enjoying more time with family including her ten grandchildren.