Kevin Read, The Spitalfields Milkman
This is Kevin Read the milkman who has been delivering three pints of semi-skimmed organic milk to my doorstep every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for ages and never missed a delivery, not even during the heavy snowfall last winter. Until today I had never seen him, the only evidence of his existence was the deliveries themselves and his footprints in the snow.
I think he looks pretty good for a guy who gets up at 1:00am every day to deliver milk to three hundred customers in Spitalfields and surrounding neighbourhoods. From his powerful windswept features, it is apparent that Kevin is a seasoned professional, delivering milk over thirty years - since he was thirteen years old. He began doing a round in Spitalfields in the mid-eighties and the changes in the neighbourhood are reflected in his orders, nowadays there are less large Bengali families needing daily deliveries for their children, he says.
Another change is that milkmen are self employed now and their income depends on the number of customers. While Kevin has three hundred customers, he really needs three hundred and fifty. So I am asking you to consider having a delivery. Kevin says no order is too small, you do not have to have a pint every day, and he can deliver between 6-6:30am 0r 8-8:30am depending on your preference.
We have all got to pull together for Kevin and spread the word to send some more business his way. It is a beautiful thing to have milk delivered to your doorstep in the morning and milk tastes better from proper glass bottles with tinfoil tops, I think. Also, re-using glass bottles is environmentally sound – just think of the hundreds of cartons you would waste in a year otherwise.
Call Kevin 07940095775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your deliveries.