Milkman makes his last delivery after 50 years of milk rounds

Peter Fry: Made plenty of friends over the years

Peter Fry: Made plenty of friends over the years

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A milkman’s 50-year career selling bottles to people across Hampton has come to a dairy tale ending.

Peter Fry, who started his job in June 1964, will deliver his last bottles of milk on Saturday, June 28.

The grandfather and father-of-two delivered to the same roads in Hampton and Hampton Hill for 24 years and got to know his customers well.

The 65-year-old said: "I have been part of the milk industry since I was 15 and I have loved being part of the communities I have served.

"I have known some people on my round for years, there is a couple who gave birth to a baby boy on the week I started my milk round, I started serving to the now grown up boy last month.

"I will always treasure my years as a milkman but I’m now looking forward to being able to spend more time with my family."

Depot manager Judd Whitelaw said Mr Fry would be sorely missed.

He said: "To many of his customers Peter became someone they can talk to in confidence, they told him about their worries and he was always happy to provide a listening ear, even if it meant his round took longer than it should."

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1:41pm Mon 30 Jun 14

TheHampton5 says...

Not many people stay in the same career for 50 years, quite an achievement!
Thank you Mr Fry for delivering our milk in all weathers before most people are up in the morning!
Enjoy your retirement.
Not many people stay in the same career for 50 years, quite an achievement! Thank you Mr Fry for delivering our milk in all weathers before most people are up in the morning! Enjoy your retirement. TheHampton5
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