Arthur Godwin - milkman - d. c1972

Arthur Godwin was a colourful character known by most of the village as their milkman. He delivered the milk from the old post office / grocers opposite the Egerton Arms at the Bache. He used a horse drawn cart until he retired in the 1950s. Polly his horse was stabled next to the post office and was the love of his life. In frosty weather he would gently walk it up the hill to start his daily milk round. With the help of the newspaper boys he would push and pull the float up the hill so as not to put any undue strain on Polly. After his retirement Polly was taken on their usual round just for the exercise.

Many tales are told of old Mr. Godwin - he was the delight of the local children but they also made fun of him - teasing him with practical jokes.

He is reputed to have never taken a day off during his full working life.

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