Dee Point Primary School caretaker Paul 'Chezzy' Chesworth has hung up his broom for the final time after 33 years.
With the school preparing to move into a new multi-million pound building, Mr Chesworth felt the time was right to take a well-earned retirement.
But the father-of-four from Blacon wasn't allowed to slip off without a fuss with the entire school turning out for a special assembly.
Children, teachers, colleagues, former pupils, friends and relatives came together to bid farewell to a man headteacher Dave Williams described as a 'legend'.
And although it was an emotional goodbye, there were a lot of laughs too.
To mark the occasion, every one of the school's near 400 pupils were given special 'Chezzy' masks to wear and dressed up in his traditional outfit of trainers, jeans with bin bag tucked into the pocket and a shirt or shumper - one of his trademark shirt and jumper combinations.
Entering the school hall to the Z-Cars theme of his beloved Everton, Mr Chesworth took his place in the middle of the school hall with the children surrounding him for the hour long assembly.
Mr Williams remembered some of the practical jokes Mr Chesworth used to play such as charging new teachers £5 to use the car park and his numerous gripes including windows being left open, misuse of paper towels and children sliding on the parquet floors.
Mr Williams and Mr Chesworth also took part in a special game of Mr & Mrs to find out who was the grumpiest, who made the best the cup of tea and who was the best dancer including an impromptu dance off.
A special farewell video was then shown to recognise Mr Chesworth's outstanding contribution to the school since his first day as caretaker in May 1983.
WATCH: Dee Point Primary School bids farewell to caretaker Paul 'Chezzy' Chesworth
Following the video, Mr Williams paid a personal tribute to 'Chezzy'.
He said: "I've worked at Dee Point for 13 years this year and for me this is a very sncl moment because when I first came here we had quite a lot of things to do.
"For the first two summers we filled about 22 big skips together and we laughed about so many things.
"I love this school more than anything I've ever done in my career and I didn't think I would ever meet anybody who loved this school more than me.
LOOK: Gallery of Paul 'Chezzy' Chesworth's farewell from Dee Point Primary School
"He always told me that he would know when it was the right time to go and it is the right time because this has been Chezzy's school.
"He has looked after this school and looked after everybody in the school. I have never seen someone who has done so much and care so much for this school.
"Chezzy you are a legend and I will miss you my friend."