Monday, 5 October 2009

End of an era as Jo drops off her last pint

One of the most familiar figures in my village is Jo Hall, the lady who delivers the milk. Or at least she did, last week saw her drop off her final bottles because at the age of 71 she has decided to retire! She had been doing her rounds for 55 years so I think she is entitled to call it a day. In fact she is the third generation of her family to supply the good folk of Gunnislake with milk and the hum of her electric float was a very familiar sound around the roads and streets of the village.

Jo is one of those very straightforward people always ready to say hello. I think that she will find it very strange now without her rounds, I believe she always enjoyed it unlike so many of us who can't wait to retire! Enjoy your new found leisure time Jo!

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