Renowned St John's barber celebrates landmark birthday, but doesn't plan to hang up the scissors

Renowned St John's barber celebrates landmark birthday, but doesn't plan to hang up the scissors

SNIP SNIP: Terry Bourne on his landmark birthday Picture by Paul Jackson

STILL GOING STRONG: Terry Bourne has no plans to retire Picture by Paul Jackson

LOYAL FOLLOWING: A customer whose hair Terry has cut for many yearsPicture by Paul Jackson

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ONE of the city's longest serving barbers turned 70 years old yesterday, but has no plans to hang up the scissors any time soon.

Terry Bourne, who still works four mornings a week at his son's premises- Jon Bourne Barber Town, St John's, celebrated the milestone yesterday (Monday, August 4), but still went into work to give customers the snip.

Although semi-retired now, he has been cutting hair for 55 years now, after completing his apprenticeship in Droitwich, and has built up a loyal following of customers.

Mr Bourne first started cutting hair in St John's, before relocating to Malvern, then to Worcester City Centre and eventually going full circle and returning to St John's.

He said: "The years have flown by, but I am still enjoying it and like to think I'm still going strong.

"I love the job and still enjoy coming in and doing my four days a week, so I have no plans of stopping now. I'll just go on until I feel it's time to stop.

"I suppose I have built up a loyal following over the years, which is really nice.

"People become friends over the years, then they have children and I cut their hair too."

Mr Bourne celebrated his birthday with a round of golf and lunch with son Jon.

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