Lin Widdecombe, pictured left, has marked four decades at the Torquay Herald Express, where she began working as an editorial admin assistant and switchboard operator in November 1975.
She was initially based at the Herald Express’s former office on Braddons Hill Road, Torquay, but the newspaper moved five years later to Barron Hill Road.
Said Lin: “Over my time here I have seen many changes – when I first arrived they still used hot metal in the production process.
“We even had our own press and street vendors. Seems a lifetime ago. I’ve also had three children in this time but always come back.
“You are at work an awful big chunk of your life so I also think it’s important to make it a nice place to be.
“Hopefully with my techniques to make people dress up for ‘Fancy Dress Friday’ it brings a bit of alternative colour to the office.”