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BUTTER SELLING

Box for butter from Australia

exhibition number: Dairy 101

Butter was made from cream which, after processing, was salted to preserve it, then sold to dealers or at local markets. When railways brought cheaper butter from Ireland, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand, some farm dairies continued to produce salt butter for the Glamorgan miners, while other began to sell more unsalted butter at distant markets via the railways.

Poem by Sarnicol re a butter merchant from Nantcwnlle to Dowlais top.

Entry in Kelly's Trade Directory, 1926: Evan Davies, Gwynful Hall, Llangeitho; Thomas Evans, Nantigo, Cellan; Jn Jones and Sons, The Market, Cardigan. Earlier trade directories do not mention dairies, butter manufacturers or cheese makers. This implies that dairying was generally on a small scale.

Moore-Colyer, R.J., (1998), Agriculture and Occupation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Cardiganshire, Ceredigion County History, III, pp. 47

Jenkins, Dan, (1934), Cerddi Ysgol Llancrwys, p. 78

Williams, Emrys, (1984), The Carmarthenshire Butter trade, Carmaerthen Antiquary, XX,

Kelly's Trade Directory, South Wales, 1926

Moore-Colyer, R.J., (1998), Agriculture and Occupation in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Cardiganshire, Ceredigion County History, III, pp. 47

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