ONE OF the pillars of the community in Dinas Powys has retired after more than 30 years of working in the local Post Office.

Rose Seel finished her last shift at Dinas Powys Post Office on Monday, February 17.

Rose, 65, said she was looking forward to spending more time with her family after stepping down from the Station Road post office.

“My daughter is pregnant with her second child so I will be spending more time with them,” she said.

Rose, of Highwalls Road, added that she would miss the “lovely customers” that she saw every day.

“You get to know all the nice people and the characters of the village,” she said.

“It’s interesting as you meet all sorts of people of all ages.”

She added: “It’s great seeing the older people as they come here for a chat.

“As some of them live on their own you know they look forward to coming here to talk to us.”

She added that the most memorable moment of her tenure at the post office was when there was an attempted robbery after police received an anonymous tip off many years ago.

“They had been in before and got money when we used to have order bills,” she said.

“The police were all outside and it was like a firing squad.”

Post mistress Vanessa Damiani added: “She’s got a very dry sense of humour and I’ll miss that the most.”