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Lifting a glass to 44 years as a drayman

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 07, 2014

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A drayman who has clocked up hundreds of thousands of miles delivering beer for one of the West's most famous breweries has retired after 44 years in the job. Trevor Blackford has brought beer to Swindon-based Arkell's pubs across the West since 1969 but enjoyed a pint after delivering his last barrel yesterday. He was joined by Ron Harper, who has retired as Arkell's signwriter for the past 14 years. Mr Harper has passed on his skills to apprentice Sara Bromley.

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