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MILK DISTRIBUTION

exhibition number: Dairy 65

While some rural families used most of their milk to make butter and cheese, farms nearer towns sold fresh milk. Milk was transported in milk-churns in carts or on the railway. The churns were sometimes carried around towns in milk-floats. The milk was measured out using milk-measures and poured directly into customers' jugs. Later on, milk was sold in pint and half-pint milk bottles.

There were plans to distribute fresh milk in Lampeter in 1878.

Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser, 1.2.1878

Fresh milk was first distributed in Newcastle Emlyn in 1900

Jenkins, David, (1971), The Agricultural Community in South-West Wales, p. 39

A-Z DAIRY

SELLING MILK IN LAMPETER, 1878

SELLING MILK IN LAMPETER, 1914

MILK MEASURE

CHURN KEY

MILK CHURN

CART JACK

MILK FLOAT

DAIRY JUGS