There were cheers and tears for a Co-op shop worker in Gobowen after she was sent into retirement with flowers.

Sue Powell, 65, retired from her job at the Chirk Road store on Friday and was joined in the farewell by family, friends and colleagues who presented her with money and flowers, plus a plaque.

She said she is looking forward to not having to get up early for work and becoming a full-time grandmother and great-grandmother once her work is over.

"I'm retiring, and I'm going to miss them all – it's been quite an emotional day," she said.

"It's good to see so many people, family and friends on their day off, and family here too.

"I'm very proud of all the work I've done here but it's going to be good to be able to have a lie in and have nothing to do.

"I'm very much looking forward to spending more time with my six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

"But I want to thank everyone who has come today and also come to the store over the years."

Gobowen co-op manager Brian Pritchard thanked Sue for her service and explained how much she was loved by staff and customers.

"She will be missed," he said.

"Especially, the customers. I want to thank her for all her help and work.

"The customers even chipped in for her leaving present, which was more than £100."