The following pictures were rescued by Roger Worster, when one of the Howard’s Dairy sites was being demolished. We believe these photos were originally taken for publicity purposes and therefore taken in and around the local area, but are wonderful pictures capturing a time gone by.
The first photo shows a lorry collecting milk churns, possibly from one of the farms in Benfleet which supplied the dairy.
This picture shows the lorries arriving at the the dairy for processing and bottling
Head ’em up and move ’em out. These next 2 photos show the old horse and cart wagons leaving the dairy and out on the road delivering.
Moving into more modern times we now see the electric milk float taking over from horse power.
The milkman appears to be very customer friendly in this shot.
Remember those days of being the milk monitor, and drinking those half pint bottles of warm milk in mid summer with the thick layer of full fat cream on top?
No refrigerated deliveries here.
Could this be the first lorry with cooling facilities?
This photo shows one of the Howard’s Dairy shops. Not much like today’s supermarkets. Here you can sit down and pass the time of day with the staff.