Tony Moulds, an 85-year-old man has been delivering milk to customers and homeowners in Holcot for 70 years.
He is up for his work every morning at exactly 5:27 am and starts lark in preparation to start his milk round in Holcot.
Watch his sweet story below!
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The former Northampton Grammar School pupil was asked to leave education at 15 years old to become a worker on nearby Homestead farm where he would milk the cows. Tony delivers milk which he takes straight from the cow, round to homes in Holcot using a bucket and a ladle.
Speaking about why he still loves the job, Tony said: “I do it because I’m fit enough to do it and I’ve had a paper round for 40 years, which I do at the same time.”
“I have always enjoyed meeting new people and knowing the people I serve but I have not always enjoyed the job in the frosty weather.”
Tony also worked on his father-in-laws’ farm where he worked alongside his wife, Jo, who used to bottle the milk up ready for Tony to deliver.
On January 2, 1950, Tony started his milk round and delivering full fat and semi-skimmed milk to 50 people.
“I’ll carry on working until I’ve had enough or I’m not well enough, I’m not planning to retire,” Tony added.
“It gets me out seeing people and it’s a reason to get up in the morning.
“It would be interesting to know if anyone has delivered milk and papers for as long as me.”
Fellow Holcot resident Pat McGlasson said that Tony always comes at her door before 7 am each day with her daily newspaper. She has arranged a card and collection for him from his customers to celebrate Tony’s milestone.
She said: “Come rain or shine, snow or sleet he delivers the papers and milk every single day.
“He is a unique man, he is very modest and does not blow his own trumpet. He is very aware of the older people in the village and is a real community person.
“What you see is what you get. He is highly thought of and is held in such high esteem by everybody.”
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