“Watty”, as she was affectionately called joined the Girton staff as a House Mistress in February 1949.  She became Bursar in 1953 and for the next twenty-three years combined her duties with those of headmistress’s secretary, book-keeper, staff typist and general factotum.  Miss Watson resigned at the end of 1975.  The Girtonian of 1976 spoke of her loyalty to the School. “This loyalty and concern for Girton is what we’ll remember.  The staff appreciated Watty’s friendship, honesty in relationships – you always knew whether you’d done the right thing in Watty’s opinion – her efficiency in a complex job, her sense of humour and her habit of lightening the day by repeating a joke she’d heard.  We wish her a long and happy retirement.”