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Erith milkman comes second in national photography competition

PUBLISHED: 16:20 27 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:20 27 November 2015

Jon Pratt's competition entry

Jon Pratt's competition entry

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Jon Pratt has been delivering milk for 34 years

An Erith-based milkman has come second in a national photography competition.

Jon Pratt’s photo of his milk float alongside autumnal trees was taken early in the morning on his round in the Cobham area.

The competition, ran by milk&more, challenged the mikemen to take a photograph on their rounds depicting the autumn season, with the snag that it had to include their milk float.

Mr Pratt, who has been delivering milk for 34 years, waited three weeks for the perfect weather and colours to become available for the photograph.

He said: “I’m so pleased to have come second in milk&more’s competition.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve always got my camera handy, so I’m glad all my efforts have paid off.

“I love being a milkman and seeing the great outdoors, so this was a really great opportunity for me.”

Despite it being over 100 years since the first milkmen delivered milk to people’s homes, the tradition is sitll alive and well, although today Mr Pratt and his colleagues also deliver a host of groceries, including Christmas hampers and bird feed.

Chris Munn, head of marketing at milk&more added: “Our milkmen and women deliver across the country, so we had some amazing shots to choose from.

“We particularly liked Jon’s picture because of the colours against the early morning mist. Our congratulations to him and to all those that took part.”

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