Mess 518 Posted October 12, 2022 Report Share Posted October 12, 2022 Found this superb picture the other day. https://www.wythall.org.uk/vehicles/v339dtv.asp There was also a red Co-op bakery van with delicious fresh bread and cakes. I lived on Elstree Drive in the 1950s and remember these vehicles coming round in the early morning. I would guess it would be around 8am when I got up for school. I thought there was a wheat sheaf in the co-op emblem but I could be wrong. Along with the milk there was also an orange drink in a milk bottle available. I think it had a green foil top. Our neighbour had sterilised milk which had a red crown top in a narrow necked bottle. I liked the slightly caramel flavour it had and being sterilised lasted much longer. The pasteurised milk was mainly silver top although the extra creamy Channel Islands milk was gold top. My primary school was Beechdale and the dairy was across the road. We had the silver punched out foil remainders from the milk bottle tops on a long roll which we used as Christmas decorations. I can remember the faint smell of sour milk on it. Like many schools we also collected foil milk bottle tops for charity. 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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