I HAVE been delivering milk since the age of 13, driving floats first, when they replaced horse-drawn carts, then Commer vans, gaining experience for a career delivering milk and groceries in Croydon, Poole and Toronto, and am delighted to see that the sound of bottles clinking in the early mornings seems set to return.

To replace plastic is long overdue and the services to householders in general, to isolated areas, and those with limited visits from family, must surely be beneficial to many.

To hear the whining of the milk floats combined with the bottles being juggled and the whistling and yodelling of the dedicated milkmen and women is a reminder of days gone by and I am sure will be welcomed by many.

CORMAC ‘MAC’ O’BYRNE, Wimborne Road, Winton