Wimbledon milkman retires after nearly 40 years
After a career spanning nearly four decades, Gerald Harding, a Dairy Crest milk&more milkman from Wimbledon, has delivered his last pint of milk.
Gerald, known to his colleagues as Gerry, has handed over the milk-bottle baton to another experienced milkman, Lee Cordrey, who has been delivering to homes in the area for 20 years.
Lee has joined Gerry on his round this week, to get to know the customers and is looking forward to meeting them over the coming weeks.
Like many of his fellow milkmen, Gerry regularly goes above and beyond his role to deliver milk and groceries, to help customers when and where he can – consequently over his 39 years of service he has very much become part of the local community.
Gerry has taken part in countless charity collections during his career as a milkman and plans to do more charity work in the future. He is looking forward to spending his retirement with his partner as well as enjoying a few lie-ins – something he now has the time to do!
Trevor Sayer, Depot Manager at Wimbledon said: "Gerry has had a brilliant career as a milkman and has been an invaluable member of our team. We are sure though that Lee will continue Gerry's excellent work and we wish all the happiness in his well-deserved retirement."
March 31, 2015