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Wisbech milkman makes his final delivery

Final delivery: Jack Johnson retires after 22 years at the Elm depot
Final delivery: Jack Johnson retires after 22 years at the Elm depot

A milkman made his final delivery last week after more than two decades.

Jack Johnson has been delivering milk around Emneth, Moyses Bank and Walsoken areas for the last 22 years.

On Friday, Mr Johnson parked his float for the last time and bid farewell to his colleagues at the Dairy Crest milk&more team at the depot in Begdale Road, Elm.

Mr Johnson became a friendly face to many of his customers, regularly taking time out on his round to lend a hand bringing in the shopping and looking out for their welfare.

He once found an elderly customer wandering about in the middle of the night.

Mr Johnson discovered the customer had had a nasty fall and alerted the authorities.

Depot manager Jim Maskell has praised Mr Johnson for his dedicated service over the last two decades.

He said: “Jack will be missed by the team at the depot and by his customers.

“His commitment and service to his customers has been second-to-none and he has become an important part of the local community.

“Jack’s customers will continue to be served by the team at Wisbech and their new milkman will be in touch shortly.”

Mr Johnson is looking forward to a busy retirement when he will be spending time with his six grandchildren.

The 1,500 Dairy Crest milkmen deliver 250 million bottles of milk to 750,000 homes across the country. The firm also deliver groceries.

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