Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Milk Stands

Boulby Banks Farm

Before the  1970s milk produced by farms was left for collection in aluminium milk churns from outside farms.  Just about every farm or smallholding had at their farm entrance a stand, normally made of stone or wood.  Nowdays these are rare.  Stone examples survive, this one 
 is in Hawsker village at Grange Farm.  As you can see this one has old telegraph poles to support the stand made of solid stone.

The last milk churn collection was in the late 1970's .

I also remember a locally published book with a collection of photographs of milk stands published around that time too.  Alas I never bought a copy.

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