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MILK CHURN

exhibition number: Dairy 47

Large milk churns, capable of holding 10 gallons were made of brass, tinned iron, and, during the 20th century, aluminium. The use of milk churns for the storage, distribution and transport of milk ended with the introduction of bulk tankers.

Aluminium churns were filled with cooled milk by the farmer, taken to a milk stand ready to be moved onto milk lorries which took them to creameries or distribution centres. The churns were cleaned and sent back to the farms.

Sometimes messages were scratched onto the inside of churn lids, so that information could be distributed, randomly, to other farmers.

A-Z DAIRY

MILK CHURN, PADARN DAIRY

LLANIO MILK CHURN

ALUMINIUM MILK CHURN

CHURN KEY

MILK DISTRIBUTION

MILK CHURN STAND

CHURNS