Britain’s remaining milkmen keeping tradition afloat

Once a daily sight on every British street, a dwindling but resilient band of milkmen still go out at the crack of dawn to deliver bottles of fresh milk to the nation's doorsteps. The overwhelming majority of milk used to be sold at the front door until the supermarket revolution all but wiped out this very British institution. But by selling more than milk and embracing the Internet, the few thousand remaining milkmen, including Neil Garner, have breathed new life into the cherished tradition. "It has given us a big boost and brought us into the 21st century. The future's looking bright," said Garner, the customer-nominated Milkman of the Year at Milk and More, the country's biggest doorstep delivery firm. The 57-year-old has driven his milk float -- an electrified, open-sided delivery van -- through towns and villages in the dead of night since 1994, placing glass

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