Pratleys' Dairy to close
Charlbury's long-established dairy is to shut up shop, following the sale of its premises for housing.
Charlbury Dairy has been a family-operated business since 1950 and its milk-float is a regular sight around town in the early mornings. In a letter to customers, Mike and Vicky Pratley wrote:
"The time has arrived to hang up our milk crates and put the milk float to pasture. Together we have worked across decades and despite recent health problems for Mike, we have enjoyed ourselves whatever the weather - even through the rain and snow! We look upon you as friends and not just as customers, and it's those memories that we will take with us."
Milk and provisions deliveries will now be handled by Dairy Crest, who have a website at www.milkandmore.co.uk . Orders can be taken until 9pm the night before delivery.