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George Sewell's daughter Denise remembers names and experiences from working at the Job's country branches...


Hi All,

My Dad, George Sewell, started working for Job's Dairy back in November 1961. The first two branches were in Oxford. One was Lime Walk and the other was Headington.

In 1965 we moved to Woodley where he worked at Woodley, Tilehurst, Goring and Shinfield branches until he retired in 1990.

In the days when they used to deliver milk seven days a week, Mum would often say you might as well take your bed with you! My Mum, Alice Sewell, worked at Shinfield and Woodley branches until she retired in 1989.

I myself, Denise Sewell (now Leahy) worked at Shinfield branch from July 1980 until April 1984.

All the time Mum and Dad worked for Job's Dairy they always lived in Job's Dairy properties. The first was a flat in Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford. Then a house in Freelands Road, Headington, Oxford. Next was above the Job's Dairy shop in Headley Road, Woodley and lastly in Glendevon Road, Woodley. My parents eventually bought the Glendevon Road property from Job's Dairy well before Job's sold out to Unigate.

My Dad can remember working with Kirstina Roberts. He taught Tom Williams to do a milk round and Colin Mace as a young boy. He worked with Pete Terry at Woodley branch for over 12 years as his number one.

Between my Dad and myself we can remember events like day trips to the seaside and zoo, sports days, children's Christmas parties, football teams and Christmas functions at different clubs for the staff.

After Mum and Dad retired they moved to Bognor Regis in January 1991, where they spent 14 happy years together before Mum passed away in January 2005. Dad still lives in Bognor Regis.

Between my Dad and myself these are a few names we can remember who worked for Job's Dairy:-

Chris Morgan Michael Reylonds John Hicks
John Francis Jack Cornish Ken Dyson
Tom Williams Brian Shipway Kevin Dyson
Colin Mace Bill Miles Kevin (Not sure of surname)
Doug Rose Ron Browne John (Not sure of surname)
Frank Rose Les Neate Lesley (Not sure of surname)
Ernie North Martin Neate Win Fidget
Pete Terry Dennis Harding Joan Lawrence
Mervyn Saunders Colin Harding Dawn Aldworth
Malcolm Walker Fred Gardner Jenny Cook
Paul Holloway Nigel Bateman Eileen Cook
Doug Wilkins Dave Bunsen Marine Preece
John Leahy Dave Casling Maureen (Not sure of surname)
Eddie Leahy George Cooper  
Chris Leahy Arthur Lunnon  
Bubbles (Nickname) Arthur Williams  
Reg Wilson Malcolm Taylor  

If we come across any photos we will send them in.

Bye.

George Sewell
Denise Sewell (Leahy)




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