Popular Fife cafe and bookshop manager retires after 25 years

The popular manager of the Cupar cafe and bookshop, The Lighthouse, has decided to hang up her pinafore and retire after 25 years service to the community.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 8:28 am
Jane worked at The Lighthouse for 25 years.
Jane worked at The Lighthouse for 25 years.

Jane Crockett arrived at The Lighthouse as a part-time assistant in 1996 and was appointed to the position of manager in May 1997.

The Lighthouse started as a meeting place where people could talk and be of help to others, in 1987. A formal trust bought the building, opening on December 4, 1987.

Jane not only ran The Lighthouse successfully but continually worked to maintain and improve the building, playing a lead role in the exterior renovations in 2017, which greatly improved not only the building but Bonnygate and Cupar.

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Many individuals, local churches and groups donated to the fund to make this happen and to demonstrate their appreciation of the work done by Jane and her team at The Lighthouse.

Under her leadership, The Lighthouse has grown and developed with generations of Cupar people finding something special within its doors. Jane has helped and supported countless individuals and families over her time at The Lighthouse through her work. She always had a listening ear and helped in any way she felt she and The Lighthouse could.

The Lighthouse trustees and staff made a presentation to Jane at her home to recognise her 25 years of service and dedication.

Jane is now looking forward to spending more time with her family and enjoying working in her garden.

The Lighthouse will reopen as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow under the new management of Elizabeth Simmers, who has worked alongside Jane over many years.