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Our beloved milkman retires!

Our well-loved local milkman, John Williamson OBE, was given a vote of thanks and a cheque for £3050 at a coffee morning in Coxwold Village Hall in late September.
Unfortunately, John was suddenly forced into retirement by ill-health . The surrounding villages where he had his round collected for his retirement gift, which was presented to him by customer Dorothy Stevens in grateful thanks for his unfailing dedication to deliveries whatever the weather, and his other services such as collecting prescriptions for the elderly. Carol Fenwick spoke on behalf of Husthwaite village. His cheerful presence after 45 years of service is much missed in all the villages since his retirement. His wife Joan, who has given loyal support all these years, was presented with a bouquet.
He sends the following message to everyone. Unfortunately, since he and his wife Joan wrote this letter of thanks, Joan has died, and we all send our heartfelt condolences to John at this time.
Jan Coulthard