The retirement has been announced of one of Point’s most well-known figures, milkman and heating engineer Donnie ‘Mata’ Graham.

Donnie, originally from Portvoller and a long-time resident of Bayble, has decided to retire after many years delivering the milk from Joe Black’s Dairy.

He also delivered the community magazine The Rudhach and provided a valuable social service by checking on elderly customers and helping out with small domestic jobs.

It’ll be the end of an era for Point, which at one time had a regular traffic of supply vans and callers with deliveries.

Many of these were welcomed, particularly at the homes of older people, who enjoyed the chance to exchange the latest news.

Sheshader resident Tom Clark said: ‘Many in Point will miss this much-appreciated service and we wish Donnie improved health and a happy retirement.”