Residents of Upper and Goodworth Clatford crowded into the Royal Oak to say farewell to "Dave the Post" who retired after delivering letters in the villages for 15 years - and after 35 years as a postman.
The Chairman of Goodworth Clatford Parish Council, Alan Lloyd Davies, organised the event, and presented Dave with a cheque for over £1100 collected from the two villages. He paid tribute to the work of Dave over the years and said he would be much missed.
Replying, David Painter said he would not be disappearing entirely as he planned to help out in the village shop and to join CADS - the Clatford Amateur Dramatic Society.
Jane Wilson presented David with a book prepared by children from the Clatford School, with tributes from each of the classes.
Sir George formally handed over the envelope and cheque to David and said he hoped David was not going to stand for Parliament as he would win with a landslide.
With thanks to Dave Matthews for the second picture