TWO Ll?n Peninsula creamery workers have marked ruby and silver employment milestones.

Morgan Owen celebrated 40 years at South Caernarfon Creameries, in Chwilog, Wales’ leading and oldest farming co-operative.

Morgan, who lives at Llanarmon, works in the creamery’s cheese department, and is part of the team that makes all of the award-winning Dragon Cheeses, as well as the cheese the creamery makes for major supermarkets across the UK.

Gareth Parry, meanwhile, has clocked up 25 years of service. Gareth, who is affectionately known as ‘Charlie,’ is based in the bulk milk reception.

He is the first port of call for the milk tankers when they arrive at the creamery to unload the milk collected from local farms.

Gareth also lives locally to the creamery, in nearby Nefyn.

South Caernarfon Creameries, which celebrates its 80th birthday later this year, employs 130 full-time local staff, the majority living within just 20 miles of the creamery.

Marking their impressive commitment and service, both Morgan and Gareth were presented with tokens of appreciation for their achievements by managing director Alan Wyn-Jones.

South Caernarfon Creameries Limited was established in 1938 by a group of local farmers.