Keeping a welcome in store is still fashionable for Iris, 91
A TIRELESS shop worker is still going strong — overseeing the running of her fashion business at the age of 91.
For six hours a day, six days a week, Iris Morris greets and dresses customers at her shop, Amy's, in Cowell Street.
And enthusiastic Mrs Morris, who has been in the business for 56 years, said she doesn't even think about retiring.
"I love meeting the customers and dressing them up in garments ready for weddings," she said.
"I also enjoy hearing back from my customers.
"I have been sent wedding photographs and I think I've eaten more wedding cake than anybody in the world."
Mrs Morris also has a remarkable eye for fashion and loves dressing customers in stylish outfits.
She said: "It's quite rewarding to feel that my customers were satisfied with their outfits. It's a lovely feeling to make other people happy."
Mrs Morris's daughter, Amy Howells, who also runs the shop, said: "My mother is wonderful.
"We are very close and have an amazing relationship.
"Not many mothers and daughters have had the joy of living and working together as I have had.
"I've been very blessed.
"She has been marvellous."
Mrs Morris, whose mother died when she was three, started the business at home with the help of her cousin.
The business started out selling knitwear before opening its first shop, Evans and Morris, on Station Road, Llanelli.
Despite enduring a number of health issues in the past, Mrs Morris has no plans to stop working.
She had retired at 65, but regular customers missed her presence and, after just a matter of days, she decided retirement wasn't for her and went back to work.
Amy said: "My mother didn't last a week retired.
''She was very much in demand."
Mark Curtis, Llanelli's market assistant manager, said there are no records kept on shop workers ages.
However, he added: "Mrs Morris probably is the oldest worker in Llanelli."