A Hanworth milkman has hung up his overalls after delivering tens of thousands of bottles to households in a career spanning two decades.
Kenneth Burt, 63, who joined Dairy Crest milk&more in 1995, delivered his last bottle of milk on Saturday (March 28).
He said he has enjoyed being out and about on his rounds, meeting different people and being part of the local community.
Mr Burt, who lives in Worton-on-Thames, said: "It has been tough this week because I have been saying goodbye to a few of them.
"I’ve grown to be fond of my customers, especially because I’ve seen them through the different generations you know?
"I’ve seen them grow up and it’s been a good experience being a part of this.
"The customers are the best part about the job and during the summer, being a milkman could well be the best job in the world, because you get to see so much of the good weather and visit all your favourite customers.
"But the weather can be pretty tough during the winter months, especially during snow storms."
Prior to joining Dairy Crest, Kenneth owned a shop and also worked in financial services.
Now after 20 years of making sure customers received their milk and groceries the dedicated delivery man decided to hand over the milk-bottle-baton.
Reminiscing over his time at the Hanworth depot, Mr Burt added: "In the past, we did a lot more door-to-door selling, now the distances we travel are far bigger because the old days everyone was so compact.
"Now however, we deliver such a big range of goods to different areas and houses. It takes longer to do the round but we see lots of people in the process.”
During his retirement, Mr Burt plans to spend more time with his family in the UK and abroad including in France, Canada, Australia and South Africa and picking up on his golf swing.
He said: "I’ve been a big golf enthusiast my whole life and now I’ll have time to become an ace!
"I guess I won’t have that many lie-ins - because I’ve always been an early starter.
"No such thing as being lazy for the hell of it in my books! But yeah, retirement should be good – a good learning curve too.
Judd Whitelaw, depot manager at Hanworth said: “Kenneth is well liked, a superb man and a special part of our team.
"He is leaving some big shoes to fill, but I am pleased to say that Kenneth’s customers will continue to be served by the team at Hanworth and their new milkman will be in touch shortly.
"I’m very sad to see him leave but I wish him all the happiness in his retirement.”