Goodbye to Smalley vicar snapped in this old staff shot

Memory Lane: Smalley vicar retires.
Memory Lane: Smalley vicar retires.

THE vicar of Smalley is retiring in this picture.

This shot was taken from our archives, but sadly there are few details with it.

We assume it was taken at the church in the village. The vicar, who we do not have a name for, looked to have been popular, given the present and what appears to be a cheque being handed over.

Perhaps you can fill us in on what was happening. Maybe the cheque was for a good cause?