A send-off was held recently at the Sailos Taree for three proud Telstra employees.
Two well know Manning identities Terry 'Diver' Wright and Geoff Merchant, along with Dennis Crick from Bulahdelah, were farewelled by workmates and wives.
The three worked for Telecom/Telstra for a collective period of 114 years in various roles and locations.
Geoff started at the Taree lines depot which was located in Edinburgh Drive, while Terry commenced work at Forster lines depot in Kularoo Drive, Forster.
Dennis started his career in 1981 at the Muswellbrook line depot in the Upper Hunter, progressing to the senior communications team manager position for the Upper Hunter team in the early 1990s prior to relocating to Bulahdelah in 1997.
It is history in the making with these three gentlemen departing Telstra, Terry is the last original member of the Forster depot team, Geoff the second last original member of the Taree depot team and Dennis was the last remaining Telstra employee working in Bulahdelah.
This well respected trio enjoyed a well celebrated evening with 50 former and current workmates and wives, and a great night was had by all.