Roy still has plenty of gas in the tank

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MOST octogenarians are blissfully enjoying their well-earned retirement days.

But one Doncaster man celebrated his milestone 80th birthday by revving up for another day at work.

Roy Dennis, of Shardlow Gardens, Bessacarr, still works ten hours every week as a forecourt attendant at Asda’s petrol filling station in Gliwice Way.

He insists he still enjoys helping motorists with their queries and working with his colleagues.

So he was overjoyed when fellow Asda staff decorated the pumps with balloons to celebrate his landmark birthday.

Grandfather of four Roy, who is married to wife Betty, 76, said: “Working keeps me going and in contact with people.

“I know a lot of youngsters are without jobs but I only work ten hours.

“But if I thought I was stopping someone working then I would probably call it a day.”

However, Roy, who worked at Doncaster Plant Works for 40 years, insists he does not want to retire yet.

He joined the supermarket in 1994 and initially intended to stop working when he reached 65.

Now he joked he still might be patrolling the forecourt when he hits 90.

Roy said: “When I turned 70 I wouldn’t have said I would be here when I was 80.

“But here I am - so you never know!”