Retiring after 50 years on the farm

PUBLISHED: 14:11 20 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010

OLD SCHOOL: Stanley Germeney, front, and Julian Palmer

OLD SCHOOL: Stanley Germeney, front, and Julian Palmer

IRREPLACEABLE Stanley Germeney retired on Friday after working on a Coveney farm for more than half a century. Mr Germeney, 65, has worked for E Palmer and Sons at Manner Farm since he was 14. He has worked for three generations of the Palmer family. Bo

IRREPLACEABLE" Stanley Germeney retired on Friday after working on a Coveney farm for more than half a century.

Mr Germeney, 65, has worked for E Palmer and Sons at Manner Farm since he was 14.

He has worked for three generations of the Palmer family.

Boss Julian Palmer said: "Stanley has worked incredibly hard for us; he's really like an old school farm worker. We are not replacing him - he's simply irreplaceable. He's been an absolute pleasure to work with and I don't remember ever exchanging cross words."

Mr Germeney said: "Julian Palmer is more like a son to me than a boss. He's a really good friend and I've had a wonderful time working for the Palmer family.

"So much has changed in farming in my time. I used to work with horses and carts, I've gone on to using tractors and much of the work now is computerised."

He added: "I'm going to take it easy for a while now, but I'm only a phone call away if they need any help.

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